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December 11, 1989

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Shuttle Columbia Poised to Retrieve Ldef Satellite, Deploy Navy Syncom

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International Engine Manufacturers Expect to Work on Japan’s Hsct Propulsion Effort

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Navy Terminates $328.8 Million in V-22 Advance Production Contracts

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Shuttle Columbia Poised to Retrieve Ldef Satellite, Deploy Navy Syncom

WASHINGTON The space shuttle Columbia mission set for next week to retrieve the 10.5-ton long-duration exposure facility (LDEF) marks the first time the shuttle is being used to retrieve a spacecraft designed specifically for return to Earth—one of the original justifications for the shuttle program.

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International Engine Manufacturers Expect to Work on Japan’s Hsct Propulsion Effort

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Navy Terminates $328.8 Million in V-22 Advance Production Contracts

WASHINGTON The Navy canceled $328.8 million in V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft advance production contracts under Pentagon orders that lay the foundation for a confrontation with Congress next spring. The contracts were issued early this year by Naval Air Systems Command to the team of Bell Helicopter Textron and Boeing Helicopters, which is developing the aircraft, and General Motors Corp.’s Allison Gas Turbine Div., whose T406-AD-400 engine powers it.

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Top Aerojet Ordnance Managers Dismissed; Other Workers Laid Off

LOS ANGELES Aerojet Ordnance Co. President Charles R. Sebastian and Controller Russell L. Bivens have been dismissed during the past month. This move, coupled with layoffs of many top managers and half the company’s employees, is raising questions about the future of the company.
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Navy Says Dec. 4 Underwater Launch of Trident 2 D5 Was Successful

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Boeing Rolls Out Mh-47e Special Operations Helicopter

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Granat Astronomy Satellite Launched From Cosmodrome

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Ltv to Conduct Final Tacms Developmental Test Launch

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Army/hughes Tow 2b Completes Four Successful Flight Tests

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Japanese Move to Limit Increase in Defense Spending

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