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August 24, 1998

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Booster, Fluids Eyed in Blast

HEADLINE NEWS

Secret Upgrades Target Stealthy Cruise Missiles

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Mach 8 Missiles Need More Work

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Booster, Fluids Eyed in Blast

CAPE CANAVERAL Initial tracking camera imagery of the Aug. 12 Titan 4 explosion show rocket plume and other features that raise questions about the performance of one of the vehicle’s solid rockets and liquid fluid systems in the $1-billion accident.

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Secret Upgrades Target Stealthy Cruise Missiles

With low-observable cruise missiles due on world market soon, U.S. must mount a defense against stealth weapons

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Mach 8 Missiles Need More Work

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force won’t be able to field an operational, Mach 8 hypersonic missile—considered a key to destroying mobile missiles and deeply buried targets—by a target date of 2015 unless there are rapid, radical changes to its research and development efforts, says a new National Research Council study.

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Microsats Designed For Satellite Rescue

LIVERMORE, CALIF. Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are developing and “ground flight testing” technologies for microsatellites that could rescue or service spacecraft in orbit. An operational microsat conceivably could close on a disabled satellite, grasp or land on it, and plug into a special port to reset a processor, recharge batteries or add fuel.

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Thunderstorm Forces Fossett Down Near Australia

Perth Colorado Springs Adventurer Steve Fossett may not try again to become the first person to circumnavigate the globe nonstop in a balloon after plunging about 29,000 ft. into the Pacific Ocean 500 naut. mi. east of the Australian coast during a violent thunderstorm.

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India Considers Russian Aircraft Carrier Proposal

NEW DELH Russia has proposed modernizing the 44,500-metric-ton aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov for India in a $700-million deal that would include 24 MiG-29K carrier-based fighters and a combination of Kamov Ka-28 antisubmarine and Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopters.

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Turkey in Negotiations For More Black Hawks

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TAI Seeks Export Orders To Extend CN-235 Work

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'Solo Spirit' Balloon Designed For Global Circumnavigation

Colorado Springs The “Solo Spirit” balloon Steve Fossett used for his latest attempt to circle the globe was a complex structure relying on helium and hot air to stay aloft and provide altitude control. The Rozieres design consisted of a 150-ft.-tall, 80-ft.-wide envelope filled with 450,000 cu. ft. of helium and another 100,000 cu. ft. of heated air.

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AMERICAN AIRLINES

American Builds On Crandall’s Legacy

Aggressive fleet renewal and expanding alliances, set in motion under Crandall, are progressing under Carty

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