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Russian rocket impact area

02 June 2016 

Public Service Announcement 

Russian rocket impact area 

The Government of Nunavut (GN) has been advised that a Russian rocket will be launched between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016. This launch will result in falling debris over open waters between Ellesmere Island and Greenland within approximately one hour. 

It is expected that the debris will fall outside of Canadian territorial waters and is considered a very low risk event. There should be no harmful effects to any community, the environment or animals near the impact area. 

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’s Protection Services Division is monitoring this situation and will provide more information if necessary. 


Media Contact: 

Kris Mullaly 
Policy Analyst/Communications Officer 
Community and Government Services