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Forecasting space weather is hard, but a new Australian satellite could make it easier


Forecasting space weather is hard, but a new Australian satellite could make it easier The Australian-made space weather satellite CUAVA-1 was deployed into orbit from the International Space Station on Wednesday night. Launched to the space station in August aboard a SpaceX rocket, a major focus of this shoebox-sized CubeSat is to study what radiation from the Sun does to Earth's atmosphere and electronic devices. Space weather such as solar flares and changes in the solar wind affects Earth's ionosphere (a layer of charged particles in the upper atmosphere).   More



(Source: Phys.org - Oct 8)

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