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Space Forecast Warns Earth Faces Big Solar Storms This Week

PhotoVisions/Shutterstock The sun is going through a period of increased activity, it seems, and that could mean geomagnetic storms here on Earth. NOAA has issued moderate and minor geomagnetic storm watches for this week, and while that sounds a little intimidating at first blush, those of us here on the…
bubmag
March 15, 2022
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SpaceX launches Starlink satellites to higher orbit

by Jeff Foust — February 21, 2022 A SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off Feb. 21 carrying 46 Starlink satellites. Credit: Space Launch Delta 45 WASHINGTON — SpaceX launched a set of Starlink satellites Feb. 21 after more than three-fourths of the satellites from the previous launch were lost because of…
bubmag
February 21, 2022
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SpaceX loses at least 40 Starlink satellites to solar storm

SpaceX's most recent batch of Starlink satellites has been severely impacted by a solar storm that struck Earth's magnetic field on Friday. Why it matters: Starlink — SpaceX's satellite internet venture — is expected to be a major source of revenue for the company, with hundreds of satellites already launched…
bubmag
February 9, 2022
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Solar storm dooms up to 40 new Starlink satellites

A Falcon 9 rocket climbs into space Feb. 3 with 49 Starlink internet satellites. Credit: Stephen Clark / Spaceflight Now SpaceX says the effects of a solar storm will destroy as many as 40 of 49 new Starlink internet satellites launched from Florida last week. Some of the satellites have…
bubmag
February 8, 2022