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February 9, 1998

HEADLINE NEWS

First Globalstar Launch To Sharpen Iridium Competition

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Pegasus May Herald End of an Era

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U.S. Intelligence Ops Gear for Iraqi Strike

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First Globalstar Launch To Sharpen Iridium Competition

CAPE CANAVERAL The deployment in space of the $2.5-billion Globalstar mobile wireless communications network was to get underway late last week pending the successful launch of the first four Globalstar spacecraft on a specialized version of the Boeing Delta 2.

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Pegasus May Herald End of an Era

Baikonur Cosmodrome French and Russian space officials are skeptical that a scheduled four-month Franco-Russian mission to Mir in the second half of 1999 will be approved by the French government, even though it is covered by a 1996 memorandum of understanding.

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U.S. Intelligence Ops Gear for Iraqi Strike

New NRO initiative, sparked by secret 'Jeremiah Report,' should speed space intelligence to military commanders

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Small Recon Satellites Win 1999 Budget Funding

Washington Flat defense budgets haven’t meant the end of new technology and futuristic projects for the Pentagon. Tucked in among classified projects in the Fiscal 1999 defense budget is the first major funding for small satellites that would carry a sensor combining synthetic aperture radar and moving target indicator (SAR/MTI).

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Iraq Threat Spurs Push To Curb WMD

WASHINGTON Heads of state and civilian leaders from 46 countries have signed a declaration calling for urgent steps to head off the threat of weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of terrorists, loosely knit rogue groups and outlaw states.

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Flat Budgets To Drive New Base Closings

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force, which led the Pentagon charge in making drastic force structure cuts in the early 1990s, now plans to get out in front again with substantial reductions in the number of bases. It intends to keep fewer open even if Congress doesn’t approve two new rounds of base closings.

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Clinton Budget Overlooks NASA

WASHINGTON The Clinton Administration’s Fiscal 1999 budget proposal calls for NASA to start setting aside money to help pay for a next-generation reusable launcher and begin building a new spacecraft to study Jupiter’s moon Europa, but the space agency should expect tight budgets to continue for the foreseeable future.

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CAREER OUTLOOK '98

Talent in Demand

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CAREER OUTLOOK '98

A Banner Year for Hiring Predicted

Riding the crest of a strong economy and continued demand for qualified personnel, 1998 is expected to be an outstanding year for aviation and aerospace professionals seeking work.

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CAREER OUTLOOK '98

Diverse Workers Will Be Key to Success in Global Markets

Intensifying global competition, low unemployment and the need for critical skills are driving decisions on whom aerospace companies hire, retain and promote.

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