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November 3, 1997

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Clinton, Jiang Break the Ice

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Ariane 5 Succeeds On Its Second Try

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U.S. Military Satellites Begin Orbital Checkout

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Clinton, Jiang Break the Ice

WASHINGTON A U.S. Congress already polarized by China policy is reacting with predictably mixed feelings to the outcome of the SinoAmerican summit, which broke up eight years of diplomatic ice accumulated since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Ariane 5 Succeeds On Its Second Try

The European booster launches test satellites into low orbit. Next qualification flight is planned for spring

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U.S. Military Satellites Begin Orbital Checkout

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Alpha LAMP Demonstrates Laser Beam Compensation

LOS ANGELES The “Alpha” high-power laser recently conducted tests with associated optics, demonstrating for the first time simultaneous operation of an anti-jitter mirror with a wavefrontcleanup deformable mirror. Officials say initial data are promising, although the final test ended prematurely.

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Devaluation of Asian Currencies Fails To Rattle Airframe Builders

NEW YORK Devastating currency declines throughout Southeast Asia suggest trouble ahead for Boeing and Airbus Industrie, although manufacturers claim they aren’t worried. In the three months ended Sept. 30, the value of Thailand’s currency in U.S. dollar terms dropped more than 30%; Malaysia and Indonesia, about 22%; and Singapore, about 5%.

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MGS To Resume Aerobraking

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BAe, DASA Acquire Siemens’ Defense Units

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Matra Marconi Wins Huge Satcom Contract

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A-10 Case Closed: Crash Ruled Suicide

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Teledyne Ryan's Global Hawk Begins Taxi Tests

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