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space weather

The conditions and phenomena in space and specifically in the near-earth environment that may affect spaceassets or space operations. Space weather may impact spacecraft and ground-based systems. Space weather is influencedby phenomena such as solar flare activity, ionospheric variability, energetic particle events, and geophysical events. See also space; space asset.
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The summer camp, also known as the Joint Space Weather Camp, is a tripartite collaboration between South Africa, Germany and the U.S.A, represented by SANSA, DLR and the University of Alabama respectively.
Halley station, on the Brunt Ice Shelf, is remotely running experiments that include the monitoring of the ozone layer and of "space weather".
Predicting the activity of these electrons could reduce our vulnerability to hazardous space weather events, and researchers have now developed a model that can accurately foresee the arrival of killer electrons a day before they arrive.
Flooding, disease pandemics and even "space weather" all make the extensive list of major problems that authorities in the region must plan for.
South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been selected by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to become the designated regional provider of space weather information to the entire aviation sector using African airspace, the company said.
The site's Space Weather section includes information on solar activity that can impact the Earth's environment.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology has formed the multidisciplinary Institute for Space Weather Sciences to advance theoretical and applied research on civilization's interface with cosmic forces.The New Jersey Institute of Technology has formed the multidisciplinary Institute for Space Weather Sciences to advance theoretical and applied research on civilization's interface with cosmic forces.
According to the list at science.nasa gov/missions-page, TWINS and Geotail, other space weather missions, are also still operational.
A Kyung Hee University research team has successfully developed a satellite payload that can study space weather.
"Our Air Force tactical weather technicians not only have to become experts at atmospheric and space weather conditions, they also have to get smart on the weapon systems and mission profiles being employed in their region of forecast responsibility and how weather affects them," Wagner said.
SHIELDS Space Weather Platform predicts space weather before it can have an effect on satellites, serving as an effective line of defense for communication, navigation and scientific satellites orbiting the Earths magnetosphere.