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August 11, 1997

HEADLINE NEWS

General Aviation Revival Evident at EAA Show

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Lander Trims Science Activities to Save Power

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Merged Boeing Details New Corporate Structure

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General Aviation Revival Evident at EAA Show

New technologies for faster, more efficient and affordable light aircraft abound at Oshkosh

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Lander Trims Science Activities to Save Power

LOS ANGELES Pathfinder has completed its inital “hibernation” periods as the spacecraft moves from an operational phase of continous science observations to a somewhat scaled-down, long-term monitoring of the planet while attempting to preserve its limited power resources.

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Merged Boeing Details New Corporate Structure

SEATTLE Newly merged Boeing and McDonnell Douglas last week began operations as the world’s largest aerospace company, promising few layoffs while instituting major organizational and management restructuring. Full integration of the two huge aerospace manufacturers is scheduled to be completed next year.

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Cessna’s CBI Program Lends Confidence to Student Pilots

OSKOSH, WIS. Computer-based instruction aimed at the fledgling private pilot is scheduled to become available in the spring of 1998. Cessna Aircraft Co., at the EAA’s 45th annual convention, outlined its plan to bring CBI to the entry-level pilot via its 350 Cessna Pilot Training Centers in the U.S.

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New Shuttle, Soyuz Crews Work Diverse Flight Plans

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Astronauts on shuttle Mission 85 and the joint U.S./Russian crew on Mir are moving into an intense week of flight operations in different orbits, following the launch of Discovery on a varied science mission and the docking of the new Soyuz TM-26 crew with Mir.

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Seastar Undergoing Post-launch Checkout

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Bizav Sales See Strong First Half

Abbotsford, British Columbia A two-year “golden age” of business jet sales is continuing with deliveries up more than 40% in the first six months of 1997. Better yet, sales are expected to remain strong for several more years. Manufacturers delivered 184 business jets in the first half of 1997, compared to 130 for the corresponding period last year, according to John Lawson, president of sales for Bombardier Business Aircraft.
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Orbital to Build Ellipso Satellites

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Asia-Pacific Leads By Playing ‘Catch-Up’

SAN FRANCISCO While billion-dollar cluster satellites capture the industry’s imagination, the day of the national or regional system is hardly over. In the vast expanse from India to Oceana, big and small Asia-Pacific nations are using satellites to help them gain the kind of communications infrastructure that the West takes for granted.

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‘Supervised Autonomy’ Pays Dividends From Mars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF. Three-dimensional computerized terrain models developed by the NASA Ames Research Center's In telligent Mechanisms Group have played a major supporting role for Pathfinder sci entists in their study of the Ares Vallis flood plain on Mars.

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