Proving that, despite the gloom, it can still win orders for its computers, Control Data Corp has announced a $12.6m contract from the Chinese State Meteorological Administration in Peking for a top-end Cyber 992 with a Cyber 962 front-end to process real-time data from the People’s Republic’s first weather satellite. The order also includes 13 Cyber 910 Silicon Graphics-sourced workstations. And its ETA Systems unit in St Paul, Minnesota has eight new contracts for air-cooled ETA-10 models, worth more than $16m all told. They are from TRW Inc, Ford Motor, the US National Space Flight Centre, a facilities management deal in Stockholm, Pulsonic Technology Corp, Calgary, Alberta, and Professional Geophysics, Houst.lh 6 on. US spooks want the eighth one.