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February 17, 1997

HEADLINE NEWS

Shuttle Retrieves Hubble; Russians Launch to Mir

HEADLINE NEWS

U.S. Coming to Grips With R&D Crisis

HEADLINE NEWS

M-5 Launches Unique Radio Observatory

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HEADLINE NEWS

Shuttle Retrieves Hubble; Russians Launch to Mir

KENNEDY and JOHNSON SPACE CENTERS The U.S. and Russia are engaged in separate complex space operations this week as the shuttle Mission 82 astronauts complete extensive work to upgrade the Hubble space telescope, and a new joint Russian/German flight begins operations on the Mir space station.

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U.S. Coming to Grips With R&D Crisis

The shrinkage of R&D funds is forcing a reassessment of industry-academia-government interdependence

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HEADLINE NEWS

M-5 Launches Unique Radio Observatory

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HEADLINE NEWS

Global Hawk UAV Rollout This Week

LOS ANGELES Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical is scheduled to roll out the first Tier 2+ Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance aircraft this week in San Diego, just 18 months after receiving the contract for the advanced concept technology demonstration program.

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Congress Skeptical Of Russian Station Pledge

WASHINGTON Russia’s prime minister has promised to resume long-delayed funding for the international space station by the end of the month, but members of the U.S. Congress are skeptical, saying they’ve heard similar pledges too many times before.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Reduced-Signature Nozzle Tested by GE

NEW YORK General Electric is conducting ground durability tests of a lowobservable, axisymmetric engine nozzle at its Evendale, Ohio, facility. The company plans to accumulate more than 500 accelerated mission test hours on an F110-GE-129 engine/low-observable nozzle combination—including 25 in maximum afterburner—by the end of April.

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HEADLINE NEWS

Melco Wins ETS-8 Award

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Civil Tilt Rotor Program Spools Up

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GAMA Reports Record Billings

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AIR TRANSPORT

First Long-Range 777 Starts Service with BA

The new-version 777 has higher gross weight and fuel capacity, boosting maximum range up to 7,230 naut. mi.

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