April 13, 1964

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Langley Simulators Perform Lunar Tasks

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Martin Coin Design Has Inverted V-tail

SPECIAL VIETNAM REPORT

Dod, Industry Facing Vietnam Challenge

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Langley Simulators Perform Lunar Tasks

Hampton, Va.—Simulation of the lunar landing mission—from separation in lunar orbit to rendezvous and docking of the Lunar Excursion Module with the Apollo command vehicle—will be possible in about a year here at National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Langley Research Center.

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AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Martin Coin Design Has Inverted V-tail

Baltimore—Martin Co. entry in the Navy’s counter-insurgency (COIN) competition features a unique inverted V-tail which employs underside jet flaps blown by exhaust from the aircraft’s two turboprop engines, to compensate automatically for violent yaw and roll encountered during engine failure at low speeds.

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SPECIAL VIETNAM REPORT

Dod, Industry Facing Vietnam Challenge

Saigon—This stalemated war is challenging the Defense Dept, and aerospace industry to tip the balance against the Communists by adapting modern weapons and techniques to the primitive conditions here in South Vietnam. Already many long-standing military concepts have been abandoned and new ones adopted in their stead to meet the needs of the moment.

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AVIONICS

Electron Beam Readout Shows Potential

Redwood City, Calif.—An electron beam readout technique which may bring the vast potential of wideband electron beam recording significantly closer to operational reality has been developed here by Ampex Corp. as part of a four-year research effort in this promising recording/reproducing art.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Airlines in Major Alaskan Recovery Role

Meeting emergency due to transportation rupture may strengthen air network in the rebuilding state.

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Medium Altitude Comsat System Advantages Cited

Washington—Pentagon officials see three distinct advantages of the medium-altitude random orbit communication satellite system for vital military communications over the use of a synchronous orbit system: (1) reduced vulnerability to enemy jamming, (2) less likelihood of complete circuit loss due to satellite failure, (3) the ability to permit two or more pairs of stations to carry on separate conversations simultaneously without degradation in channel capacity.

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SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Ranger Fixes Aimed at June Launch Date

Space officials say investigation seeks only remedy, not placing of blame for recent failure of Ranger 6.

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MISSILE ENGINEERING

Tory 2-c Reactor to Test Maximum Power

Jackass Flats, Nev.—Achievement of maximum design power will be the goal of the first in a series of ground tests starting here next month of a flightweight Tory 2-C nuclear reactor. Test conditions will simulate installation of the reactor in a missile flying at Mach 3 at low altitude.

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AIR TRANSPORT

Cargo Carriers Seek Slash in Mail Rates

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EDITORIAL

The Supersonic Pace

The supersonic transport program has long been a favorite project of President Lyndon B. Johnson. With his considerable experience in the problems of national defense policy and the weapons development cycle, he was one of the first in top-level government to perceive the ultimate value of a supersonic transport development program as a major national asset both in its commercial and military aspects.

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