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December 13, 2010

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COMMERCIAL SPACE

Shear Magic

MILITARY SPACE

Orbital Laboratory

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FEEDBACK

... why the crew of the Qantas Airways A380 elected to fly the airplane for about 105 min. after the uncontained failure of the No. 2 engine shortly after takeoff on Nov. 4 (AW&ST Nov. 15, pp. 28 and 33; Nov. 29, p. 32). A representative letter: As a retired FAA aircraft certification flight-test engineer, I know there are several performance and structural issues associated with overweight landings.
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COMMERCIAL SPACE

Shear Magic

SpaceX’s Dragon soars through test flight into record books after last-minute fix

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MILITARY SPACE

Orbital Laboratory

OTV test role emphasized as plans proceed for second classified X-37B mission

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PROLIFERATION

China’s Fingerprints

Allies see evidence of Beijing’s active ties with NATO foes

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DEFENSE

Turbulent Transition

RAF faces future with only six frontline fighter squadrons

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DEFENSE

Russian Revival

Russia’s air force poised for jump in combat effectiveness

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DEFENSE

Gaining Lift

Indian air force sees need for up to 18 C-130Js

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Bulking Up

Budget pressure at the Pentagon drives creative military space procurement

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Bulking Up

Staying Grounded

With diminished funding, U.S. Air Force space officials look down for more capability

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Bulking Up

Coverage Control

CSO award shows French will not wait for Musis satellite

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