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Radiation Inc. Newsletter Vol.1 No.1, 1 June 1955

Vol. 1 No. 1, June 1955

First newsletter published by Radiation, Inc.

"RADIATION, Inc. is entering into a new expansion phase promising to be greater than in any previous year."

Radiation Ink Vol.2 No.3, July 1956

Vol. 2 No. 3, July 1956

Company expansion program

"A recent news release told of company plans to double in size by the first of December. Although this seems almost impossible, it must be done in order to handle the tremendous backlog of work on hand."

Radiation Ink Vol.3 No.2, March 1957

Vol. 3 No. 2, March 1957

Radiation and the Government's missile program

"The Government's missile program has come a long way since 1950 when Radiation was formed . . . Since that time we have built test and checkout equipment, antennas, transmitters, and other items for a variety of missiles."

Radiation Ink Vol.4 No.4, April 1958

Vol. 4 No. 4, April 1958

Pictorial issue featuring plants in Melbourne and Orlando.

Radiation Ink Vol.4 No.7, July 1958

Vol. 4 No. 7, July 1958

Astrionics Division established

"On March 11, 1958 a new group within the company known as the ‘Astrionics’ Division was established . . . The purpose of the reorganization was to recognize expansion of the company's interest in space electronics; the instrumentation of long-range missiles and satellites; development of systems for tracking and receiving information from such vehicles; and other areas associated with the exploration of space."

Radiation Ink Vol.4 No.9, Sept. 1958

Vol. 4 No. 9, September 1958

History of the Instrumentation Division in Orlando

"What is the story of Instrumentation Division? The brief history of Plant No. 4 is not unlike the Radiation story itself. This Orlando Division has developed from a small group of pioneers through a brief ‘outpost’ stage, to the present modern ‘young settlement’. Like Radiation, it is looking forward to even greater growth in the future—a 100% increase in personnel and facilities is hoped for within the very near future."

Radiation Ink Vol.5 No.4, April 1959

Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1959

Excerpt of Vice President George S. Shaw’s speech on space communications

"Constellations of earth satellites will provide a 10,000 to one increase in the world-wide communications capability within that portion of space which is a few thousand miles above the surface of the earth. Man will have a new dimension in the right of choice of real time worldly information. Without this information, he, or his nation, will be relatively blind—but with the information he may also suffer blindness by saturation. The principle of space communications problem will be that of matching these new systems to man's own capabilities."

Radiation Ink Vol.5 No.7, August 1959

Vol. 5 No. 7, August 1959

The importance of employees at Radiation, Inc.

"The Company has achieved an enviable position in the field of electronics by continually seeking the most competent people to become employees and encouraging them to take a creative approach to the problems which they encounter. It's excellence of people that makes Radiation the high caliber company it is."

Radiation Ink Vol.6 No.1, January 1960

Vol. 6 No. 1, January 1960

Photos of Christmas Dances and Instrumentation Division's Annual Party.

Radiation Ink Vol.6 No.6, August 1960

Vol. 6, No. 6, August 1960

10th anniversary of Radiation, Inc.

"Growth during the last ten years centers around the efforts of Denius and Shaw who had the foresight and determination to keep pace with the tremendous jump by this nation into the space age."

Radiation Ink Vol. 7 No.3, March 1961

Vol. 7 No. 3, March 1961

G. S. Shaw on technologies Radiation, Inc. will work on in the future

"The next phase in space rocket development following the development of our prime deterrent missiles—namely, Minuteman and Polaris, will be the big boosters. We must plan now to provide the engine test and checkout electronics, the PCM telemetry, the powerful spaceborne transmitters, and, of course, the antennas."