A Strong Solar Storm Interferes with Musk’s Starlink Satellites

A Strong Solar Storm Interferes with Musk’s Starlink Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellite division, Starlink, issued a “degraded service” warning on Saturday as the planet was being pummeled by the strongest solar-induced geomagnetic storm in the past 20 years.

Starlink is a major player in satellite internet, controlling about 60% of the approximately 7,500 satellites in orbit around the planet. Musk said earlier in a post on X that the geomagnetic storm was putting a lot of strain on the Starlink satellites, but so far they were holding up. Keep abreast of the most recent developments. On WhatsApp Channels, follow KT.

According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this storm is the largest since October 2003 and is expected to linger through the weekend, posing a risk to satellite navigation, power grids, and navigation systems, among other services.

The network provides global internet coverage thanks to intersatellite laser links, which allow the thousands of Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit to transfer data at the speed of light.

Starlink is a major player in the satellite internet market and possesses about 60% of the 7,500 satellites that are currently in orbit.

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