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Cosmos 1402 satellite out of control

Title
Cosmos 1402 satellite out of control
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1983
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Duration
00:02:28
Description
Interview with amateur astronomer Geoff Perry of Kettering Boys School on the Soviet satellite Cosmos 1402 which was thought to be out of control and likely to crash on Earth, and its self-destruction by a charge on board to prevent it crash landing. He was first to notice the satellite had problems. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Geoff Perry
Keywords
USSR; Space; Aerospace engineering; Artificial satellites; Earth (planet); Satellites; Radioactive pollution

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