Courting disaster in orbit
- Extensive nondestructive testing helps USAF.. Kolcum, E.H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/8/1988, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p60
Discusses the certification of the solid rocket boosters attached to USAF/Martin Marietta Titan 34D and Titan 4 vehicles. They were certified under a new Air Force nondestructive test program designed to eliminate solid propellant manufacturing flaws as a future Titan failure cause. Test...
- International space effort to assess... Covault, C. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/22/1988, Vol. 129 Issue 8, p16
Discusses the cooperative efforts of 20 nations to mobilize a fleet of advanced spacecraft for an international Mission-to-Earth project. The program, which is likely to stimulate development of hundreds of millions of dollars in new equipment, is aimed at making coordinated assessments of...
- Earth, space and the White House. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/13/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p7
Editorial. Discusses the international Mission to Planet Earth program and its proposal to deploy a fleet of satellites to study complex environmental processes. The White House reversed a decision to shut down two Landsat satellites but must provide a long-term fix for Landsat and the...
- Mission to Planet Earth. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/13/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p34
Discusses the US's planned Mission to Planet Earth program, which will track environmental threats and document Earth's natural processes. Image of Earth's global biosphere.
- Major space effort mobilized to blunt environmental threat. Covault, C. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/13/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p36
Outlines Mission to Planet Earth, NASA's proposed $15-30 billion, 15-year project to track global environmental change and document the complex interactions among the land, sea and air. Objectives; Spacecraft use and measurement data; Attractive program attributes; Space equipment.
- New Earth observing platforms to study global water, biology. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/13/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p46
Discusses NASA's Mission to Earth program and the spacecraft under development for it that would provide new data on how the planet's oceans and water vapor influence complex environmental processes. Missions; Earth Observing System (EOS) program; Global environmental problems and issues; Data;...
- Ariane 4 vehicle to orbit Hughes payloads in 1990. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/24/1989, Vol. 131 Issue 4, p35
Reports that Europe's Arianespace has booked launch orders for two Hughes Communications, Inc., satellites to be orbited by the same Ariane 4 vehicle in June, 1990. Other planned launches and delays.
- Balloon-launched scale orbiter to gather data for Hermes spaceplane program. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/18/1989, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p58
Reports that a West German-built NASA space shuttle orbiter scale model, one of the world's largest transonic models, will be used to gather data in support of Europe's Hermes manned spaceplane program. The balloon-launched orbiter model program is called Falke.
- Neptune unveiled Tourtellot, Jonathan B. // Earthwatch: The Journal of Earthwatch Institute;Dec1989, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p12
No abstract available.