Australian Satellite Aims To Make Forecasting Space Weather Easier

Space weather is associated with solar flares and solar wind that can affect our planet’s ionosphere. This specific part of our atmosphere is a layer of charged particles, which has an impact on long-distance radio communications, and orbits of some satellites. In addition, the layer can create fluctuations in the electromagnetic field that can wreak havoc with electronics in space and down to the ground. 

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In order to take precautions against any interruptions from the changing weather in space, the Australian-made space weather satelliteCUAVA-1 was deployed into orbit from theInternational Space Station in order to help experts forecast space weather easier. 

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