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Soviet satellite crash

Title
Soviet satellite crash
Genre
News report; Press conference
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:02:18
Description
Report on the crash of the Soviets’ Cosmos 954 satellite near Great Slave Lake, Canada (24/01/78). Despite US early assurances that there had been no nuclear matter on board, it was subsequently admitted that some risk may have been posed by radiation. Cosmos 986 has already been sent into orbit. Includes press statement by State Department spokesperson Jill Schuker. Male American reporter not identified.
Contributors
Jill Schuker
Keywords
USA; Canada; USSR; Jimmy Carter; Space exploration; Space; Nuclear safety; Spacecraft; Artificial satellites; Cosmos 954; Nuclear engineering; Nuclear fuels; Cosmos 986; Northern Territories; Radiation

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