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List of artificial radiation belts
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List of artificial radiation belts

Artificial radiation belts have been artificially created by the explosion of high-altitude nuclear weapons.

See also: Nicholas Christofolis, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Operation Argus, Van Allen radiation belt

List of Artificial Radiation Belts
Explosion Location Date Yield Altitude (kilometer|km) Nation Responsible
Argus I South Atlantic 8-27-58 1 kt ~200 US
Argus II South Atlantic 8-30-58 1 kt ~250 US
Argus III South Atlantic 9-6-58 1 kt ~500 US
Argus III South Atlantic 9-6-58 1 kt ~500 US
Starfish Johnson Island (Pacific) 7-9-62 1 Mt ~400 US
? Siberia 10-22-62 ? 100s of kilotons ? USSR
? Siberia 10-28-62 submegaton ? USSR
? Siberia 11-1-62 megaton ? USSR