Science: Space Test Detection

After less than three weeks of discussion at Geneva, U.S., British and Russian scientists reached agreement last week on how to detect nuclear tests far out in space. There was no assurance that the recommendations will be put into effect, since each government must agree to the system by treaty. The report made clear that space test detection will increase the already enormous cost of any test detection system.

For the future, when nuclear tests are feasible far from the earth, the scientists recommended a patrol of five or six highly instrumented satellites, weighing several thousand pounds, shot into a huge...

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