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December 1, 1997

HEADLINE NEWS

GPS Threat Averted, LEOs Win Big at WRC

HEADLINE NEWS

Astronaut Concerns Spark Russian Changes

HEADLINE NEWS

Astronauts Rescue Spartan, Test Space Station Hardware

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HEADLINE NEWS

GPS Threat Averted, LEOs Win Big at WRC

WASHINGTON U.S. delegates headed off a proposal at the World Radiocommunication Conference that could have posed a serious threat to the Global Positioning System, but gave in on another controversial plan that will make it much easier for low-Earth-orbit systems to share radio spectrum.

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Astronaut Concerns Spark Russian Changes

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Russian and U.S. space managers are moving to strengthen cooperation on the International Space Station in response to concerns that station preparations are threatened by slow Russian development of important flight procedures and frustration by U.S. astronauts that Russian practices are hindering their training.

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Astronauts Rescue Spartan, Test Space Station Hardware

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The rapid verification of procedures by a Johnson Space Center "tiger team" working behind the scenes with advanced simulation facilities and experience from previous "manual" retrieval flights enabled the shuttle Mission 87 astronauts to easily grasp their wayward Spartan satellite payload on Nov. 24.

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HEADLINE NEWS

InfoTech Poised For Major Consolidation

NEW YORK Massive consolidation almost certainly awaits companies competing in the information technology and professional services sector of the U.S. aerospace/defense industry, with TRW’s recently proposed acquisition of BDM International just one of many such combinations to follow.

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HEADLINE NEWS

‘Nanosat’ Encompasses Sandia Technologies

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HEADLINE NEWS

National Laboratories Advance Microtechnology

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HEADLINE NEWS

British Aerospace Conducting Helmet-Sight Flight Trials

LONDON British Aerospace has begun flight trials of a helmet-mounted sight on Hawk 200 to assess the benefits and integration issues associated with such systems. The system tested involved a helmet sight developed by Pilkington Optronics and an optical helmet tracker from Kentron, a subsidiary of Denel of South Africa.
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HEAD-UP DISPLAYS

Economic, Safety Gains Ignite HUD Sales

Delta Air Lines plans to fit head-up systems to its new 737-800 fleet and possibly other narrow-body types

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AEROSPACE ECONOMICS

Asian Crisis Dilutes Growth Prospects

Financial upheavals in Japan and Southeast Asia threaten Pacific Rim's aerospace boom

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GPS CHALLENGES

GPS Success Sparks New Concerns for Users

KANSAS CITY From an aerospace perspective, there is a decided mixture of good news and bad ahead in the booming world of satellite navigation. Plummeting prices of Global Positioning System receivers and improvements in technology will ensure the continued explosive increase in satellite navigation.

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