Program 437 was the second anti-satellite weapons program of the U.S. military . [1] The US anti-satellite weapons program began development in the early 1960s and was officially discontinued on 1 April 1975. Program 437 was approved for development by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on November 20, 1962, after a series of tests involving high altitude nuclear explosions . The program's facilities were located on Johnston Island, an isolated island in the north central Pacific Ocean.

Program 505 , a similar program based out of the Kwajalein Missile Range in the North Pacific , was already up and running by 1962 and was the world's first operational anti-satellite program. The project did complete successful tests, but because it used a slightly shorter ranged (modified) Nike Zeus anti-ballistic missile it was discontinued in 1966 in favor of Program 437's Thor ballistic missile .

Program 437's Thor missiles were to be armed with a nuclear weapon , which would destroy or disable targets through nuclear explosion or the resulting electromagnetic pulse. Though the program would routinely run successful tests with unarmed Thor missiles, the only high altitude nuclear explosions were conducted through Operations Argus , Hardtack I , and Dominic between 1958-1962. Operation Argus operated out of the South Atlantic, while Hardtack and Dominic conducted their high altitude tests from the Johnston Island facilities.

Yeah, it's worth a few extraneous colons to talk about a few Marvel Comics connections in the new movie, Thor: The Dark World . (Very light spoilers for stuff that shows up early in the flick, but the end will feature spoilers for the film's stingers.)

This isn't a full " Secrets of SHIELD " post on the film - that would probably have to wait until long after the DVD has been out - but this can be a heads-up for film-goers, so you can know a few of the secret comic book references hidden in plain sight.

Odin's father Bor (who may or may not have been worshiped during the time of Conan the Barbarian ), son of Buri , is a very powerful god, as one would suspect. In the comics he was killed through the machinations of Loki. To be fair though, who hasn't Loki betrayed at some point?

Program 437 was the second anti-satellite weapons program of the U.S. military . [1] The US anti-satellite weapons program began development in the early 1960s and was officially discontinued on 1 April 1975. Program 437 was approved for development by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on November 20, 1962, after a series of tests involving high altitude nuclear explosions . The program's facilities were located on Johnston Island, an isolated island in the north central Pacific Ocean.

Program 505 , a similar program based out of the Kwajalein Missile Range in the North Pacific , was already up and running by 1962 and was the world's first operational anti-satellite program. The project did complete successful tests, but because it used a slightly shorter ranged (modified) Nike Zeus anti-ballistic missile it was discontinued in 1966 in favor of Program 437's Thor ballistic missile .

Program 437's Thor missiles were to be armed with a nuclear weapon , which would destroy or disable targets through nuclear explosion or the resulting electromagnetic pulse. Though the program would routinely run successful tests with unarmed Thor missiles, the only high altitude nuclear explosions were conducted through Operations Argus , Hardtack I , and Dominic between 1958-1962. Operation Argus operated out of the South Atlantic, while Hardtack and Dominic conducted their high altitude tests from the Johnston Island facilities.

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