• Short Summary

    Canadian authorities believe debris from a Soviet nuclear-powered satellite - which fell from space last Tuesday (24 January) - may have hit the ground in Northern Canada after all.

  • Description

    Canadian authorities believe debris from a Soviet nuclear-powered satellite - which fell from space last Tuesday (24 January) - may have hit the ground in Northern Canada after all.

    Canadian Defence Chief Robert Falls said on Friday that he believed the spacecraft had burned out in the atmosphere and he dismissed a report of high radiation, saying it was due to faulty detection equipment.

    But a Canadian defence spokesman has now said Admiral Falls' dismissal of the radiation report may have been premature. The spokesman announced on Saturday night that a seismic signal was recorded after the satellite, Cosmos 954, re-entered the atmosphere. He said this indicated that something may have hit the ground and searchers now had a higher degree of confidence that something could be there. Here are reports from the National Broadcasting Company Incorporated, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAMBODNTM2QPIU1GM9VNE8SLG7
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMBODNTM2QPIU1GM9VNE8SLG7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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