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This is a first look at the offshore platform in #Russia, which was likely involved in a nuclear explosion last Thursday. The incident is related to a suspected missile test. The platform is about 2.5 miles from the #Nenoksa missile test range. @Maxar
The platform seems mobile & appears to have been moved into place before the explosion —not visible at that location in satellite imagery from July. A nuclear fuel carrier, the Serebryanka, was moved into place around the same time. Image & Data via @MarineTraffic
@MarineTraffic The presence of the Serebryanka is relevant and might offer clues of what happened. This very ship was previously used in recovery effort for a crashed SSC-X-9 — a prototype of a nuclear-propelled cruise missile — according to @ArmsControlWonk
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Russian authorities closed an area of ~250 km² (~30×8 km) for shipping due to a deadly incident on #Nyonoksa (#Nenoksa) naval missile testing range
For the reference, the wind here is southerly ↑ acc. to GFS model.
HT @Fontanka_spb
@Fontanka_spb IMHO the sheer length of this narrow area only make sense if a missile broke up to pieces mid-air after being launched to the north
@Fontanka_spb On the other hand, this hypothesis is hard to reconsider with the number of casualties. If the missile didn't fell on the land, how could two people be killed? Were they observing the launch from the sea right under the flightpath? That would be very unsafe
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#Russie Une nouvelle explosion a eu lieu sur le site de test où des missiles balistiques de sous-marins ont été stockés et testés
Des rapports feraient état de victimes et de niveaux de radioactivité trois fois supérieurs à la norme dans la ville voisine de #Severodvinsk
#Russie Une installation militaire est en flammes près du village de Nenoksa dans la région d'#Arkhangelsk
Le nombre de 15 victimes serait confirmé, l'information sur 2 morts n'est pas confirmée.
#Russia #Severodvinsk
#Russie L'incendie s'est déclaré sur le site d'essais de missiles Nenox, où des essais de missiles balistiques pour des sous-marins nucléaires sont en cours
À #Severodvinsk, une augmentation du niveau de rayonnement est enregistrée.
A confirmer, préciser & à suivre...
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