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OTB Blog Series: iMESA-R Sensor Will Help Forecast Space Weather

Just as we rely on weather forecasts so we can be ready for rain or snow in our town, satellite operators are increasingly looking to atmospheric scientists to predict the weather in space. Fluctuations in temperature, plasma density, and ionic winds within various layers of Earth’s atmosphere can negatively impact the operation of certain satellites in orbit. Advanced warning of changes in space weather may enable satellite operators to anticipate communication disruptions and safeguard sensitive subsystems onboard.

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22 July 20150 Comments0 Comments