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The Sun’s Magnetic Field is Set to Flip: Why Satellites Will be Just Fine

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
July 22, 2014
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When organizations consider how satellite solutions may be able to help them provide their customers with more valuable, reliable services, the implications of depending on technologies stationed in space may come to mind.
Some companies might worry that due to factors such as space debris, solar flares and other events, satellites might be placed in harm’s way. Fortunately, this isn’t the case, as satellites are made to withstand the many trials that come with their locations above the earth.

A recent announcement from NASA may have some businesses worried about the fate of their satellite services. Observatories supported by the agency revealed that the sun’s magnetic field is poised to flip, an event that happens about once every 11 years.

Read the full story on Intelsat’s Blog.

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