• Short Summary

    A Russian Cosmos satellite, powered by a nuclear reactor, broke up in the sky above the North West Territory of Canada on Tuesday (24 January) morning.

  • Description

    A Russian Cosmos satellite, powered by a nuclear reactor, broke up in the sky above the North West Territory of Canada on Tuesday (24 January) morning. The satellite, about the size of a big television set, carried some 45 kilos (100 pounds) of radioactive uranium, but officials said the danger of contamination was slight. Remains of the satellite are believed to have come down about 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Yellowknife, the capital of the North West Territory. American and European satellite tracking stations followed the flight of cosmos when they knew its orbit was breaking up. Reporters from the National Broadcasting Company Incorporated of the Unite States and the Canadian Broadcasting Company send these repots.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA775O9890MYERK5UJ7WHFOS84X
    Media URN:
    VLVA775O9890MYERK5UJ7WHFOS84X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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