October 1, 1990

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Unprecedented Velocity Needed to Launch Ulysses On Mission to Jupiter, Sun

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AIR TRANSPORT

Auditors Criticize Progress On New Air Traffic System

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Unprecedented Velocity Needed to Launch Ulysses On Mission to Jupiter, Sun

WASHINGTON Launch of the European Ulysses spacecraft toward Jupiter and the Sun by the space shuttle Discovery will require the greatest upper-stage thrust ever used for a planetary mission to accelerate Ulysses to the highest velocity ever attained by a spacecraft.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Auditors Criticize Progress On New Air Traffic System

WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration’s rescue plan for the slow-developing modernization of the air traffic control system has come under fire from the General Accounting Office as being deficient and lagging behind schedule.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Budget Summit Talks Include Proposal For 10% Excise Tax on Light Aircraft

WASHINGTON Talks at the White House/congressional budget summit have included a proposed 10% excise tax on the value of new business and personal aircraft weighing under 5,000 lb. Referred to as a “luxury” tax, the fee is being proposed as a means to raise revenue to help reduce the federal deficit, currently estimated to be about $250 billion.
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AIR TRANSPORT

U. S. Trade Officials Object to Airbus’ Role in Loan to Northwest Airlines

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HEADLINE NEWS

Israeli Rocket Proposed to NASA For U. S. Commercial Booster Project

WASHINGTON Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) is trying to penetrate the commercial space launch market in the U. S. with its Shavit booster, a derivative of the Israeli air force Jericho ballistic missile. IAI has teamed with Delta Research, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., to offer the Shavit this week in NASA’s Comet Commercial Experiment Transporter competition to develop a medium-class booster and recoverable spacecraft.

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FILTER CENTER

FILTER CENTER

THE NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER is taking a new approach to solving the problem of sunlight washing out cockpit displays and instruments. The center is researching new electrochromic materials that could be laminated or integrated into aircraft canopies and controlled electronically to attenuate, scatter or reflect bright light which hits aircraft canopies.
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