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Russian rocket impact area

10 October 2017

Public Service Announcement

Russian rocket impact area

The Government of Nunavut (GN) has been advised that a Russian rocket will be launched on Friday, October 13, 2017. This launch will result in falling debris over open waters between Ellesmere Island and Greenland.

The rocket is fueled with hydrazine. It is expected that the debris will fall outside of Canadian territorial waters and this is considered a very low risk event.

As a precaution, the GN is in contact with the Government of Canada about this event. Although very unlikely, if wreckage falls on land, there will be a coordinated effort to notify the public and recover the debris. The GN is monitoring this situation and will provide more information if necessary.


Media Contact:
Kris Mullaly
Policy Analyst/Communications Officer
Community and Government Services