Canada has called for international safety rules to cover nuclear powered earth satellites. It is?
Canada has called for international safety rules to cover nuclear powered earth satellites. It is also to seek compensation from the Soviet Union to pay for recovery costs of their Cosmos 954 satellite which disintegrated over Canada's North West Territories last month. The call for the safety rules came at a meeting of a sub-committee of the United Nations Committee on peaceful uses of outer space. Earlier in the day, Canada's External Affairs Secretary Mr. Don jamieson told pressmen he would be seeking compensation under the terms of a 1968 United Nations agreement on recovery of..astronauts and space equipment.
SYNOPSIS: Canada's U.N. delegate William Barton cited the case of the Soviet Cosmos satellite.
Sweden's delegate, Mr. Anders Thunborg, spoke next.
Earlier in the, Mr. Jamieson had spoken to Pressmen about compensation.