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November 30, 1998

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North Korea Plans Booster Tests Soon

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Station Commercialization Set as Assembly Flight Readied

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Antitrust Issues Cloud Bfg-coltec Union

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North Korea Plans Booster Tests Soon

New launches could draw customers and pressure U.S. to pay Koreans to abandon weapons development

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Station Commercialization Set as Assembly Flight Readied

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The crucial first shuttle mission to assemble initial elements of the International Space Station is set for liftoff this week as NASA unveils a major new commercialization plan that would turn the multibillion-dollar facility into a “fee-for-service commercial technology testbed.”

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Antitrust Issues Cloud Bfg-coltec Union

NEW YORK In one of its boldest merger attempts thus far, BFGoodrich hopes to purchase Coltec Industries and become a much more diversified supplier of integrated systems to major aerospace customers such as the Boeing Co. The transaction, which was announced last week, is valued at about $2.2 billion.

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Russian Commercial Satcom Launched

CAPE CANAVERAL The first commercial communications spacecraft to be funded and operated by a Russian company is undergoing checkout this week following its launch into geosynchronous transfer orbit from Cape Canaveral Nov. 22 on a Boeing Delta 2.

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Europe Advances Atv Development for Iss

PARIS After a year of delicate negotiations, the European Space Agency has concluded agreements for full-scale development of the Automated Transfer Vehicle, a critical International Space Station component that, in conjunction with the Ariane 5 heavy-lift booster, will resupply the complex in cargo and fuel and periodically reboost it to proper orbit.

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Galileo Misses Europa Data

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Bell Helicopter Textron Begins Final Assembly on MV-22

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Lockheed Martin and NASA Abandon SR-71 Aerospike Tests

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Global Hawk 2 Flight Sets Stage for Airborne Sensor Tests

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F-22 Achieves Delivery Milestones

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