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January 1, 2000

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Astronauts Return Hubble to Operation

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Long a Suitor, SIA Finds a Bride

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U.S. May Up Hushkit Skirmish

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Astronauts Return Hubble to Operation

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Hubble Space Telescope controllers at the Goddard Space Flight Center are preparing to return the historic observatory to science operations this week now that Hubble has been buttressed by a major increase in computer and data storage capability, new battery components, an upgraded guidance system and six critical attitude gyros added by the shuttle Discovery astronaut crew.

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Long a Suitor, SIA Finds a Bride

Singapore Airlines' strategic link with Virgin Atlantic will shape markets in Europe, Asia and Australia

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U.S. May Up Hushkit Skirmish

WASHINGTON The Clinton Administration is weighing a complaint to international aviation authorities that would challenge Europe’s impending crackdown against hushkitted U.S. aircraft operating on the continent. In the wake of a December failure at a U.S./European Union (EU) summit to fashion a transatlantic compromise on noise reduction, the U.S. aviation industry has endorsed a putative Administration decision to lodge an Article 84 complaint under the Chicago Convention with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Army Bets on AAI's Reconnaissance Drone

WASHINGTON The Army has picked AAI’s Shadow 200 to meet the service’s long unfulfilled requirement for an unmanned aircraft to provide brigade commanders with a close-range reconnaissance and target acquisition capability. AAI was one of four bidders in the Army’s tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (T-UAV) competition.

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Boeing Nears Launch Of Longer Range 777s

EVERETT, WASH. Boeing is refining long-range versions of its 777-200 and 777-300 transports and plans to launch the first upgraded model within 3-6 months, according to Alan Mulally, president of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. The program has been paced by development of a new 115,000-lb.-thrust version of the GE90 engine, designated the GE90-115B.

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Terra Launch Puts EOS Program on Track

VANDENBERG AFB, CALIF In-orbit instrument checks are proceeding on the $1.3-billion Terra satellite, NASA’s flagship in a 15-year effort to build a global climatic model of Earth. With a separation weight of 10,506 lb., Terra was the largest payload ever flown by an Atlas/Centaur and the first launched from the Western Test Range here using that first- and second-stage combination.

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Thomson-CSF Buys Shorts Stake

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Investment Fund To Buy Fairchild

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Back-to-Back Atlantis Flights Eyed for ISS Logistics

Kennedy Space Center The space shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) programs are eyeing the possible back-to-back launch of the orbiter Atlantis, using the same astronaut crew and Spacehab configuration, to send critical logistics to the station on two missions this spring.
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Loral, Eutelsat Resolve Dispute

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