Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
Upper-atmospheric nuclear explosions fry satellites by creating artificial radiation belts. Discovery of “The Christofilos Effect” was made during Operation Argus: whistler waves scrape radiation from space and dump out on the poles: artificial aurora.
Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water, aka the Limited Test Ban Treaty (LTBT). Signed after multiple upper-atmospheric (space-based) nuclear explosions:
- Operation Argus (USA): August 27 - September 6, 1958
- Operation Hardtack (USA): August 1-12, 1958
- Starfish Prime (USA): July 9, 1962
- Operation K (Russia): October 22 - November 1, 1962