|Test site||NTS Area 12, Rainier Mesa; NTS Area 19, 20, Pahute Mesa; NTS, Areas 1-4, 6-10, Yucca Flat|
|Number of tests||16|
|Test type||ug cavity in tunnel, ug shaft, ug tunnel|
|Max. yield||140 kilotonnes of TNT (590 TJ)|
|Previous test series||Operation Grenadier|
|Next test series||Operation Musketeer (Nuclear test)|
Operation Charioteer was a series of 16 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in 1985-1986 at the Nevada Test Site. These tests followed the Operation Grenadier series and preceded the Operation Musketeer (Nuclear test) series.
The United States test series summary table is here: United States' nuclear testing series.
The detonations in the United States' Charioteer series are listed below:
|Name[note 1]||Date time (UT)||Local time zone[note 2]||Location[note 3]||Elevation + height[note 4]||Delivery[note 5]||Purpose[note 6]||Device[note 7]||Yield[note 8]||Venting[note 9]||References||Notes|
|Mill Yard||9 October 1985 20:00:40.128||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U12n.20||2,203 m (7,228 ft) - 371 m (1,217 ft)||ug cavity in tunnel||weapon effect||75 t||Venting detected, 6 Ci (220 GBq)|||
|Diamond Beech||9 October 1985 23:00:20.086||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U12n.19||2,230 m (7,320 ft) - 404.5 m (1,327 ft)||ug tunnel||weapon effect||2.5 kt||Venting detected, 1 Ci (37 GBq)|||
|Roquefort||16 October 1985 21:00:35.086||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U4as||1,341 m (4,400 ft) - 415 m (1,362 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||20 kt||Venting detected|||
|Abo||30 October 1985 16:00:00.087||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U3mc||1,202 m (3,944 ft) - 196.29 m (644.0 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||10 t||Venting detected, less than 30 Ci (1,100 GBq)|||
|Goldstone||28 December 1985 19:00:01.089||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U20ao||1,887 m (6,191 ft) - 549 m (1,801 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||60 kt|||
|Glencoe||22 March 1986 16:00:15.08||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U4i||1,233 m (4,045 ft) - 609.6 m (2,000 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||29 kt||Venting detected off site, 0.1 Ci (3.7 GBq)|||
|Mighty Oak||10 April 1986 14:00:38.095||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U12t.08||2,084 m (6,837 ft) - 394.4 m (1,294 ft)||ug tunnel||weapon effect||Mark-21||20 kt||Venting detected on site, 36 kCi (1,300 TBq)||||Test of X-ray lethality on Trident, MX warheads. Details at http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/servlets/purl/1010606-RLKgDr/1010606.pdf.|
|Mogollon||20 April 1986 15:01:32.074||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U3li||1,187 m (3,894 ft) - 259.4 m (851 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||1.5 kt|||
|Jefferson||22 April 1986 14:00:30.086||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U20ai||1,955 m (6,414 ft) - 609 m (1,998 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||80 kt||I-131 venting detected, 0|||
|Panamint||21 May 1986 13:00:59.083||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U2gb||1,259 m (4,131 ft) - 480 m (1,570 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||1 kt||Venting detected, 3 Ci (110 GBq)|||
|Tajo||5 June 1986 15:00:04.064||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U7bl||1,289 m (4,229 ft) - 518.2 m (1,700 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||67 kt|||
|Cybar||17 July 1986 21:00:00.06||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U19ar||2,017 m (6,617 ft) - 627 m (2,057 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||119 kt||I-131 venting detected, 0|||
|Cornucopia||24 July 1986 15:00:05.086||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U2ga(s)||1,287 m (4,222 ft) - 381 m (1,250 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||8 kt||I-131 venting detected, 0|||
|Galveston||4 September 1986 16:00:09.057||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U19af||2,018 m (6,621 ft) - 487.1 m (1,598 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||350 t|||
|Aleman||11 September 1986 14:00:57.11||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U3kz||1,218 m (3,996 ft) - 502.6 m (1,649 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||100 t|||
|Labquark||30 September 1986 22:00:30.102||PST (-8 hrs)
||NTS Area U19an||2,100 m (6,900 ft) - 616 m (2,021 ft)||ug shaft||weapons development||140 kt||Venting detected, 16 Ci (590 GBq)|||
- The US, France and Great Britain have code-named their test events, while the USSR and China have not, and therefore have only test numbers (with some exceptions - Soviet peaceful explosions were named). Word translations into English in parentheses unless the name is a proper noun. A dash followed by a number indicates a member of a salvo event. The US also sometimes named the individual explosions in such a salvo test, which results in "name1 - 1(with name2)". If test is canceled or aborted, then the row data like date and location discloses the intended plans, where known.
- To convert the UT time into standard local, add the number of hours in parentheses to the UT time; for local daylight savings time, add one additional hour. If the result is less than 00:00, add 24 hours and subtract 1 from the day; if it's greater than or equal to 24:00, subtract 24 hours and add 1 to the day.
- Rough place name and a Latitude/Longitude reference; for rocket-carried tests, the launch location is specified before the detonation location, if known. Some locations are extremely accurate; others (like airdrops and space blasts) may be quite inaccurate. "~" indicates a likely pro-forma rough location, shared with other tests in that same area.
- Elevation is the ground level at the point directly below the explosion relative to sea level; height is the additional distance added or subtracted by tower, balloon, shaft, tunnel, air drop or other contrivance. For rocket bursts the ground level is "N/A". In some cases it is not clear if the height is absolute or relative to ground, for example, Plumbbob/John. No number or units indicates the value is unknown, while "0" means zero. Sorting on this column is by elevation and height added together.
- Atmospheric, airdrop, balloon, gun, cruise missile, rocket, surface, tower, and barge are all disallowed by the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Sealed shaft and tunnel are underground, and remained useful under the PTBT. Intentional cratering tests are borderline; they occurred under the treaty, were sometimes protested, and generally overlooked if the test was declared to be a peaceful use.
- Include weapons development, weapon effects, safety test, transport safety test, war, science, joint verification and industrial/peaceful, which may be further broken down.
- Designations for test items where known, "?" indicates some uncertainty about the preceeding value, nicknames for particular devices in quotes. This category of information is often not officially disclosed.
- Estimated energy yield in tonnes, kilotonnes, and megatonnes (all metric units).
- Emissions to atmosphere, where known. The measured species is only iodine-131 if mentioned, otherwise it is all species. No entry means unknown, probably none if underground and everything if not; otherwise notation for whether measured on the site only or off the site, where known, and the measured amount of radiation released.
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