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USSR Spy Satellite #286747

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 05, 1983
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(Studio) Nuclear powered USSR spy satellite said crippled and likely to crash.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Current status of Cosmos 1402 satellite examined; details outlined on screen, discussed. [Soviet space expert James OBERG - notes similar incident 5 years ago.] 1978 crash of Cosmos 954 in north Canada recalled; photos shown. [OBERG - thinks USSR attitude towards nuclear safety has been cavalier.] USSR response to current flap described.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch

(Studio) United States nuclear powered satellites recalled accidentally reentering earth's atmosphere in 1964 and 1970; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Lynch, Bill;
Rather, Dan

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