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Nuclear Test OperationsSouth AtlanticARGUSChristofilos TheoryFLORALARGUS EffectJASONVan Allen BeltsNuclear Test Personnel Review (NTPR)MDASIn late August and early September of 1958, U.S. Navy Task Force 88, con-sisting of nine ships and approximately 4,500 men, secretly conducted threehigh-altitude nuclear tests in the South Atlantic. The code name of the opera-tion was ARGUS.In each of these tests, the task force launched fromthemssile trials ship, USS Norton Sound (AVM-l), a specially modified X-17a 7.three-stage ballistic mssile carrying a low-yield nuclear warhead, which wasdetonated high in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Upon completion of these
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