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Wild solar weather is causing satellites to plummet from orbit. It's only going to get worse.


Wild solar weather is causing satellites to plummet from orbit. It's only going to get worse. In late 2021, operators of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm constellation noticed something worrying: The satellites, which measure the magnetic field around Earth, started sinking toward the atmosphere at an unusually fast rate — up to 10 times faster than before. The change coincided with the onset of the new solar cycle, and experts think it might be the beginning of some difficult years for spacecraft orbiting our planet.    More



(Source: Space.com - Jun 24)

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