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November 17, 1997

HEADLINE NEWS

Pentagon Reforms Spark Concerns

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Mars Mapping Mission Delayed, Shortened

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Unusual H-2 Launch Date For NASDA, NASA Payloads

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Pentagon Reforms Spark Concerns

Uncertainties about promotions, new spending and personnel cuts worry U.S. defense planners

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Mars Mapping Mission Delayed, Shortened

LOS ANGELES Start of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) mapping mission has been delayed by one year and the mapping period cut to less than half the originally planned length due to a damaged solar panel which has required changes in the delicate aerobraking process.

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Unusual H-2 Launch Date For NASDA, NASA Payloads

SAN FRANCISCO WASHINGTON In an unusually timed piggyback mission this week, Japan’s H-2 heavy-lift booster is scheduled to carry a NASA-Japanese spacecraft designed to gain a better understanding of the forces behind global weather patterns and a second payload dedicated to remotely controlled rendezvous and docking procedures.

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Congress Junks Clinton's Military Construction Vetoes

WASHINGTON Congress has overridden President Clinton’s line-item vetoes of $287 million from the Fiscal 1998 military construction appropriations bill, casting more doubt on the future of the new veto power. Even lawmakers who support that power voted to restore the construction money, partly because White House officials admitted after Clinton acted in early October that the Administration had used mistaken information in nearly half the 38 projects struck down.

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Raytheon Readies Final Bid for Astor

GREENVILLE, TEX. A team led by Raytheon Systems Ltd. plans to submit its best and final offer to the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense late this month for the Airborne Stand-Off Radar (Astor) system based on the Bombardier Global Express business jet.

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‘Fast-Track’ Trade Bill Faces Difficult Future

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Ariane 44L Orbits Television Satellites

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Boeing Receives NATO, Air Force Contracts

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Iridium Launch Successful

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AIRLINE ALLIANCES

Proliferating Partnerships Face Increased Scrutiny

WASHINGTON Ever since Pan American Airways and W.R. Grace formed their ultimately doomed “Panagra” alliance in the 1920s, partnerships, joint ventures and interline agreements have been a growing part of the world airline landscape.

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