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August 10, 1998

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Cincspace Wants Attack Detectors on Satellites

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USAF Embraces New, Fast-Moving Air Units

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New Designs, Record Attendance Highlight Eaa Airventure ’98

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Cincspace Wants Attack Detectors on Satellites

Says Space Command tasked with protecting spacecraft, but needs policy guidance and resources to fulfill charter

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USAF Embraces New, Fast-Moving Air Units

WASHINGTON During the next year, the U.S. Air Force will be operationally reorganized into 10 air expeditionary forces of about 175 aircraft each, with just under a half of the planes to be deployed overseas. The rest will remain at their home bases on call.

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New Designs, Record Attendance Highlight Eaa Airventure ’98

OSHKOSH, WIS. The 46th annual Experimental Aircraft Assn. convention and sport aircraft exhibition drew a record 855,000 people and 2,750 amateur-built aircraft, and underscored strong growth in the general aviation industry. AirVenture ’98, held here July 29-Aug. 4, also attracted the largest number of exhibitors in the show’s history and witnessed the introduction of a number of new aircraft, ranging from conventional airplanes to unconventional autogyros. Perhaps chief among the latest designs was VisionAire’s VA-12B Spirit personal jet.

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White House Rebuffs Nasa Plan to Fix Station

WASHINGTON NASA has submitted a plan to the Clinton Administration to build more than $500 million in new hardware to free the International Space Station program from reliance on Russia, but the White House is refusing to consider funding for most of the agency’s proposals until the Fiscal 2000 budget cycle.

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Kistler Breaks Ground at Woomera Site

SAN FRANCISCO Kistler Aerospace Corp. has broken ground on its Woomera launch site and expects to use the remote, south-central Australian facility to test its first K-1 reusable booster in the first quarter of 1999. The Woomera Restricted Area is a vast proving ground for numerous aeronautical activities, including sounding rockets.

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Soho Calls Home, But Health Unknown

LOS ANGELES Controllers at the Goddard Space Flight Center have received signals from Soho, but as of late last week they had not obtained any usable telemetry indicating the health of the Sun-observing spacecraft. The first carrier-wave-only signal was transmitted by the crippled spacecraft at 6:51 p.m. EDT on Aug. 3 and received at the Deep Space Network (DSN) station in Canberra, Australia.

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Amarillo to Build V-22 Tiltrotor

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Future-X to Reach Beyond X-33, X-34

Washington NASA is soliciting proposals for a new set of flight experiments to validate cutting-edge technologies that have emerged since the kickoff of the X-33 and X-34 flight demonstration programs. The new “Future-X” program is designed to continuously fund flight experiments and low-cost test vehicles that could quickly yield technology payoffs.

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Wizard U.K. Astor Bid Draws on U.S. Upgrade

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Transport Canada Certifies Bombardier Global Express

Dallas Transport Canada certified the Bombardier Global Express business jet on July 31. Approval by the FAA and the European Joint Aviation Authorities is scheduled to occur in the next 60 days, and initial deliveries are planned to begin in December, according to John Holding, executive vice president of engineering and product development for Bombardier Aerospace.
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