November 27, 1995

HEADLINE NEWS

USAF'S RALSTON TO GET JOINT CHIEFS POST

HEADLINE NEWS

CHINESE MILITARY SATELLITE POSES FALLING-DEBRIS RISK

COVER STORY

FLIGHT SHOWCASES CANADA'S MAJOR ROLE IN SPACE

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HEADLINE NEWS

USAF'S RALSTON TO GET JOINT CHIEFS POST

Likely choice as next U.S. JCS vice chairman will confront unavoidable air power, troop and weapons tradeoffs

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HEADLINE NEWS

CHINESE MILITARY SATELLITE POSES FALLING-DEBRIS RISK

PARIS and OSLO A failed Chinese military reconnaissance spacecraft that weighs 4,500 lb. will fall out of orbit by early 1996, creating the potential for an international incident that could embarrass China, especially if the heavy vehicle strikes a populated area.

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COVER STORY

FLIGHT SHOWCASES CANADA'S MAJOR ROLE IN SPACE

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The second shuttle-Mir docking mission capped a surge in space activities for Canada this month, highlighting the country's strategy for leveraging its small space budget into a significant role in space shuttle and space station operation.

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HEADLINE NEWS

FRENCH MILITARY CUTS WILL FORCE INDUSTRY CHANGES

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COVER STORY

U.S., RUSSIA HONE SPACE STATION SKILLS

After two of seven joint shuttle flights, confidence builds for assembly of new international station in 1997. But Mir's future beyond that is unclear

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HEADLINE NEWS

ECHOSTAR READY TO FIGHT HUGHES FOR DBS SHARE

WASHINGTON A major new competitor is positioning itself to take on Hughes' commanding lead in the booming U.S. direct broadcast satellite (DBS) market. EchoStar Communications Corp. is hoping to tap into the explosive growth that has made DBS one of the hottest consumer markets of the 1990s and helped Hughes' DirecTV venture sign up more than 1 million customers.

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HEADLINE NEWS

MD 600N COMPLETES DEMONSTRATION PHASE

LOS ANGELES McDonnell Douglas received 21 firm orders for the MD 600N helicopter in the prototype demonstration phase of the program, during which time the company was able to gauge market interest as well as implement design changes prior to making a production commitment.

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HEADLINE NEWS

MIDDLE EAST TRAINING LAGS FIGHTER PROCUREMENT

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Concerns are emerging in the Middle East about training sufficient personnel to man and maintain the combat aircraft and other sophisticated equipment now arriving in earnest from orders placed after the gulf war.

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HEADLINE NEWS

KOHL, CHIRAC TO FIRM SPACE RECON PLANS

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HEADLINE NEWS

BALLOONS STUDIED FOR INTELLIGENCE ROLE

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