MAPW NT – Nuclear attack effects on Alice Springs – thin

Effects of nuclear weapon attack on Pine Gap, from What will happen to Alice when the bomb goes off? Medical Association for the Prevention of War (N.T.), 1985

Effects of nuclear weapon attack on Pine Gap, from What will happen to Alice when the bomb goes off? Medical Association for the Prevention of War (N.T.), 1985

2 thoughts on “MAPW NT – Nuclear attack effects on Alice Springs – thin

  1. thanks for this important site. the data on a putative pine gap nuke at 1 km above ground zero does not mention the estimated yield of the weapon.
    could you give an est based on probable chinese missile yield for this task. My specific interest is in the Lockheed Martin site at Uralla, 20 km from my home in a direct line of sight. Thanks, noel keogh

  2. Thanks for the question. The 1985 MAPW-NT Pine Gap study specified a 1 Mt airburst at 1 km above the base. An updated more detailed study will be published later this year.

    On the Lockheed Martin satellite tracking and control stationat Uralla , it’s true that it is likely that some US military data traffic on commercial satellites that may rely on the Uralla ground station, but it’s unlikely to be of significant priority for a nuclear-armed US adversary.

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