May 1959
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;May1959, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p223
The article offers information on the three atomic devices of small yield that exploded at an altitude of 300 miles happened in summer 1958 in the U.S. The devices were fired from a Navy guided-missile ship in the south Pacific on August 27 and 30, 1958 and September 6, 1958. This secret experiment was known as Project Argus, which provided an immense body of data about the earth and the space through which it moves, and had both military and scientific significance. Some results of Project Argus will be published by the National Academy of Sciences.


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