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Space weather model gives earlier warning of radiation storms

March 3rd, 2020 by

A new machine-learning computer model accurately predicts damaging radiation storms caused by the Van Allen belts two days prior to the storm, the most advanced notice to date, according to a new paper in the journal Space Weather.

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Satellites more at risk from fast solar wind than a major space storm

September 4th, 2018 by

Satellites are more likely to be at risk from high-speed solar wind than a major geomagnetic storm according to a new UK-US study published this week in the Journal Space Weather.

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MMS mission detects magnetic reconnection

May 13th, 2016 by

A team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has made the first direct detection of the source of magnetic reconnection. Analysing data from NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, scientists have observed how this explosive physical process converts stored magnetic energy into kinetic energy and heat.

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ESA to expand portfolio of space weather products

November 5th, 2015 by

ESA said its Space Situational Awareness efforts now generate almost 60 ‘products’ – including high-quality measurements, forecasts, alerts and expert analysis – from teams participating in the Agency’s space weather network, heading for over 140 next year.

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Cutting the ribbon to open ESA’s new Space Weather Coordination Centre

April 5th, 2013 by

This week, ESA opened a new Space Weather Coordination Centre to gather up-to-date information on our Sun. It is the first such data coordination centre opened under the Agency’s Space Situational Awareness Programme.

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New CME affects Earth’s magnetosphere

October 24th, 2011 by

According to, a coronal mass…Read more

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New model improves space weather forecast

October 19th, 2011 by

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it was now using a sophisticated forecast model that substantially improves predictions of space weather impacts on Earth.Other Posts:Integral Systems Cites Record Results For Third QuarterGround control segments for Amos-5, Telkom-3 by ISS-ReshetnevSS/L to build S-band satellite fore S2MILS to launch Inmarsat satellite on Proton next springOrbcomm Inc. results Q2 2010Digital TV 101: Analyze and Compare The PricesFirst H-IIB successfully launches first HTVInternational Datacasting Names VP For Sales, Marketing

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Stormy weather ahead

September 27th, 2011 by

A strong-to-severe (Kp=8) geomagnetic storm is in progress following the impact of a coronal mass ejection (CME) at approximately 1215 UTC on 26 September.Other Posts:Dish Network Piracy – What You MissSpaceway 3 takes up commercial serviceRaytheon completes software specification review for GPS OCXMDA receives first payment forSatellite TV 101: Challenge Your Customer’s FeedbackThuraya To Provide Portable Satellite Terminals For U.N.Political Television SatisfiesDirect TV Or Dish Network?

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