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January 15, 2001

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

American's TWA Deal Will Change Landscape

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

ISS Ops to Shift with Destiny Lab

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Comission Lays Foundation for Future Military Space Corps

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American's TWA Deal Will Change Landscape

Separate arrangement with the "New United" gives American 49% share of DC Air and half of lucrative US Airways Shuttle

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ISS Ops to Shift with Destiny Lab

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER The space shuttle Atlantis and its STS-98 astronaut crew are set for liftoff this week carrying the 16-ton Destiny laboratory module for the International Space Station. The $1.38-billion Boeing facility is one of the most complex and expensive payloads in the history of the shuttle program and a critical element that will mark a turning point in ISS flight operations.

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Comission Lays Foundation for Future Military Space Corps

COLORADO SPRINGS The U.S. is at risk of suffering a devastating “Space Pearl Harbor” unless todays national security space-infrastructure and associated organizations are realigned to bring more high-level attention to critical vulnerability issues.

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An Ailing Industry Faces More Turmoil

WASHINGTON Regardless of whether American Airlines’ acquisition of TWA triggers further consolidation among major U.S. carriers, there’s a growing body of evidence the U.S. sector isn’t the model of health that recent record profits would suggest.

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Abl Hits Funding, Technical Turbulence

WASHINGTON Hardware coming together on the Air Force’s anti-ballistic missile Airborne Laser has led program managers to realize that their development plans weren’t adequate to address technical problems, which is forcing them into some unorthodox financial management to keep the program on schedule.

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Mir Deorbit Looms as Progress Liftoff Readied

Craig Covault, Cape Canaveral The final chapter in the 15-year history of the Russian Mir space station is set to begin at the Baikonur Cosmodrome this week with the scheduled Jan. 18 launch of the Progress Ml-5 unmanned tanker that will be used to push the station out of orbit.
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Future Helicopters Get Army Attention

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UPS Order Bolsters All-Cargo A300-600f

PARIS United Parcel Service is scheduled to take delivery of an additional 60 all-cargo A300-600Fs by the end of the decade. In the longer term, the Louisville-based courier operator tentatively plans to operate up to 140 European twinjets to boost capacity and replace aging aircraft.

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Naval Aviation Set for Last Minute Fix

Washington Navy Secretary Richard Danzig wants to impress on the service’s troubled aviation community a bit of strategic guidance for its long-term modernization before leaving office in only a few days. While the service has been able to establish a sound plan for long-term modernization of its various ship types, the same hasn’t been accomplished for naval aviation, Danzig said.

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Arianespace Trails Red Ink Amid Order, Launch Surge

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