Satellite News

Just another satellite weblog

Archive for the 'SOLAR ACTIVITY' Category

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

Category: SOLAR ACTIVITY | No Comments »

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?

Category: SOLAR ACTIVITY | No Comments »

STEREO observed CME that turned satellite into zombie

July 8th, 2010 by

Observations from NASA’s twin Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft have allowed U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists to see recent solar activity that may have produced the first casualty of the new solar cycle #24. A coronal mass ejection from 3 April 2010 apparently resulted in a critical failure on the Galaxy 15 communications satellite (a.k.a. Zombiesat).
Other Posts:Smallsat company wants big piece of Galileo cakeAsiaSat, Indiasign To Launch Platform On AsiaSat 2Satellite Television – Making the Best of Your Sports BarRaytheon started NPOESS communications upgrade in AntarcticaHispasat upgrades to SAT Corporation’s MonicsNetDelta II Set to Launch GeoEye-1 on 4 SeptemberApposite Technologies Announces Gigabit-Speed WAN EmulatorShuttle Discovery crew returns home after successful mission

Category: SOLAR ACTIVITY | No Comments »

NOAA: Mild Solar Storm Season Predicted

May 9th, 2009 by

Although its peak is still four years away, a new active period of Earth-threatening solar storms will be the weakest since 1928, predicts an international panel of experts led by NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center and funded by NASA. Despite the prediction, Earth is still vulnerable to a severe solar storm.

Category: SOLAR ACTIVITY | No Comments »

NASA-funded study reveals hazards of severe space weather

January 6th, 2009 by

A NASA-funded study describes how extreme solar eruptions could have severe consequences for communications, power grids and other technology on Earth.

Category: SOLAR ACTIVITY | No Comments »

NASA’S SDO to improve predictions of violent space weather

March 4th, 2008 by

Sometime between the end of 2008 and the beginning 2009, NASA will launch the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) to examine how the Sun builds up and explosively releases magnetic energy, which powers severe space weather.

Category: SOLAR ACTIVITY | No Comments »