SpaceX says a geomagnetic storm just destroyed 40 Starlink internet satellites

SpaceX is in the process of losing up to 40 new brands Starlink internet satellites hit by a geomagnetic storm just a day after the fleet was launched last week.

ONE SpaceX Falcon 9 . rocket launch 49 Starlink satellites on Thursday (February 3) from NASA’s historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A day later, a geomagnetic storm over Earth slightly increased the density of the atmosphere, increasing drag on the satellites and causing most of them to melt into smoke.

https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-satellites-lost-geomagnetic-storm SpaceX says a geomagnetic storm just destroyed 40 Starlink internet satellites

James Brien

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