The Noblesville Ledger from Noblesville, Indiana on July 14, 1982 · 6
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The Noblesville Ledger from Noblesville, Indiana · 6

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PAGE fcOBLESVILLE DAILY LEDGES. Wednesday. Jwty 14. Mtl Columbia's Next Mission Moved Ahead 1 4 I -3 h:.PllPll 1S WASHINGTON (IPli -The fiBal test flight erf the space shuttle Columbia ent so well the space agency has advanced the date for the ship s first satellite-launching mtsskon by two weeks to Oct 29 National Aeronautics aad Space Administration officials made the decision Monday after making sure the no commercial eornmumcations satellites to be launched would be ready for the earlier date The Columbia will be manned'ty a crew of four for the first time, and the first spacewalk from the shuttle is tentatively planned for the five-day mission. In a change from early planning, the Columbia will land at Edwards Air Force Base in California again. The plan originally was to have the Columbia land at the Kennedy Space Center launch site at Cape Canaveral. Fla., on this mission Officials opted for a California landing because the ship has not yet demonstrated it can land in a cross wind a common condition at the Cape and the Columbia will be returned to its Palmdale, Calif , assembly plant for modifications after the landing The Columbia is suit At. .Edwards from its Juljr 4 landing It is scheduled to be flown to the Cape Friday on . the back of NASA's special 747 jumbojet. Already at the Kennedy Space Center is the second shuttle. the Challenger, scheduled to f!y in January- ' Vance Brand, a veteran of the Apoilo-Soyuz spaceflight in 1973. will command the Columbia's - upcoming mission. Robert K. Overmyer will be the co-piiot. Two mission specialists being earned for the first time are Joseph Allen and William Lenoir. The takeoff had been targotod for Nov. U, but project officials said after the July 4 landing that tfeey would like to advance the date if possible. The last flight was the fourth and final test mission for the, reusable spaceship, and NASA officials said the flight was the shuttle's best yet. Astronauts Thomas "Ken" Mattingly and Henry W. Hartsfield circled the Earth UI times in seven days. Mission No. S will be the first time the shuttle flies w ith a paying cargo. The shuttle will launch satellites for Telesat Canada Ltd. and Satellite Business Systems on ' the second and third days yf the mission. Each company is paying NASA B million for the launc service. - Springs will gently kick the 3.000-pound satellites and attached booster rockets out of the Columbia's cargo bay at an altitude of 184 miles. The shuttle will back off 20 miles, 'and rocket motors called Payload Assist Modules - will then fire to propel the satellites toward their final. 22,300-mile-high stationary orbits. mm m iv 1 1 lsaw i w ia 1 i s OR S-. ' - NASA To Launch New Earth Monitor miry ByALROSSITER JR. UPI Science Editor , WASHINGTON L'PI The space agency plans to launch a new unmanned satellite Friday to give farmers, oil and mineral explorers, urban planners and many others around the world a better view of Earth's resources. The satellite is the fourth in a series of Landsat spacecraft and the first to be turned over, like weather satellites, to the National Oceanic and At mospheric Administration for operational use. It will be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Calif ., by a Delta rocket into a north-south polar orbit that w ill carry its sensors over the entire globe every 16 days. Unlike its predecessors, the new satellite is designed to be retrieved in orbit by space shuttle astronauts to be returned to Earth for overhaul or to be repaired in orbit. Shuttles are to start flying in orbits that could reach the i NASA Robot To Dive For Shuttle Boosters CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPK The space agency will send a two-armed robot the size of a compact car to the Atlantic" floor to poke through the wreckage of the shuttle's rocket boosters that sank after Columbia's fourth launch. The robot will search for the boosters' tape recorders, which officials hope will help explain what went wrong after the rockets peeled away from the spaceship two minutes after blastoff on June 27. The $36 million casings, which propel the orbiter into space, are supposed to float. They worked properly on Columbia's first three test missions; but plungetflnto the ocean and sank in 3.500 feet of water on the fourth flight. The ATiT-built robot, called Scarab, is expected to arrive at the Kennedy Space Center aboard a booster recovery ship Thursday or Friday, NASA spokesman Mark Hess said Tuesdays Scarab, an acronym for Submersible Craft Assisting Repair and Burial, weighs 5.000 pounds. It will be controlled by spaceport workers aboard the UTC Freedom, one of NASA's booster recovery ships.' Armed with claw-like pincers, underwater television cameras, sonar and a tool that slices metal, the remote-control robot will try to retrieve tape recordings located inside the boosters. The tape recorders are tike crash-proof "black boxes" used on commercial airlines, and may show why the boosters hit the water at 340 mph. instead of the usual 60 mph. Landsat by late 1965. Landsat D to be called Landsat 4 in orbit differs from the three earlier Land-sats in that the new satellite is equipped with a second electronic scanner that detects visible .light and invisible infrared light reflected from Earth in narrower bands of the electromagnetic spectrum and in greater detail. The first Landsat, then known as an Earth Resources Observation Satellite, was launched in 1972. It demonstrated such a spacecraft could produce pictures of the land and seas that could be used for such things as farm crop inventories, forest surveys, surface water and snow cover monitoring, oil and mineral exploration and urban planning. - AXJ JUNIOR HIGH MATH teacher he protests for an end to age Gene Tracy protests outside the promotions for students and an Cleveland Board -of Education. In attendance enforcement, program, the 18th day of his hunger strike (UPI Photo) -Tuesday, Tracy has lost 34 pounds as Summer Dresses Summer Whites 40 Off UP TO Off Blazers & Slacks 50 Off Tops, Skirts & Shorts 40 Off Many More Bargains tiOBlESVlUE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER 77m " n o lii)0ln)8 2Ji nn n Noblesville Square Shopping Center Thursday-Sunday Hot Dog Stand - Hot Dogs 35, Pepsi 25,' Noblesville Square Shopping Center 773-729,6 T Mon.-Fri. 10-9. Sot. 10-6, Sun. 1-5 Vi Price on Selected Albums .', Vi Price on Picture Frames ; 'Selected Pfaltzgraff 25 Off Candle Lamps Orig. 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THU.RS. ft FRll 0M TO 8.00 Sunshine Sidewalk Sale i nurd, mru juii. . i i i 30-70 iff on most. . . SUMMER MERCHANDISE Our Biggest Safe of the year Noblesville Square Shopping Center I I t r rsJ ticar i 773-7777. SAT. 10:00 TO 6:00, SUN. 1:00 TO 5:00 . .

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