Nevada Test Site
Photo Date: 24 June 1980
Photo Number: C-U-073-27-000-24-6-80
The HURON KING underground nuclear test was a DOD sponsored event on 24 June 1980. The test involved a device with a yield of less than 20 kilotons, and tested the effects of system generated electromagnetic pulse [SGEMP] on a full-scale operating DSCS-3 military communications satellite. The spacecraft was contained in a large above-ground tank.
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Updated Tuesday, December 30, 1997 10:19:25 AM