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Space junk

The space debris from an Indian satellite, destroyed in-orbit during a test with their anti-satellite missile system on 27 March, has raised concerns about the potential impacts on other satellites.

A new load of space meteo operators

8 enthousiast meteo operators followed the STCE course to get transformed to a space weather operator. From March 14 onwards, they carry the title 'Trained and certified space weather operator'. The STCE space weather bulletin has no secrets anymore.  

GLEs and the solar cycle

Ground Level Enhancements: what are they, what impacts do they have on us and our technology, and when during the solar cycle do they generally occur?

Almost No sunspots in February

 

No sunspots sliding from left to right, no sunspots popping up. February 2019 was almost the first spotless month since a decade. Almost, because the exercise done each first of a month to calculate the sunspot numbers of the previous month, the World Data Center for the sunspot number, put the provisional daily sunspot number on February 13 and 11 not to zero.

The best of... 2018!

A  compilation  of  the  most  memorable  space  weather  moments  of  2018, featuring data, links and movies.

Feeling the heat!...

Solar Orbiter, due for launch in 2020, is an ESA mission to perform close-up, high-resolution studies of our Sun and the inner heliosphere. The spacecraft has been tested in the thermal-vacuum chamber at the IABG test facility in Ottobrunn, Germany.

C5 flares in NOAA 2733

NOAA 2733 was a relatively small region that managed to produce two C5 flares: C5.0 on 26 January, and C5.2 on 30 January. These were the strongest flares since the C8 flare produced by NOAA 2699 on 7 February 2018.

C-class flare!

The Sun produced a C1 flare on 6 January. This is the first C-class flare since 6 July 2018.

A new Topical Issue for the SWSC Journal

The Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate (JSWSC) has opened a new topical issue on "Space Weather research in the Digital Age and across the full data lifecycle".

Cruising the solar cycle minimum

A spotless stretch of 18 days and a new (but unnumbered) sunspot region from the new solar cycle have emphasized once again we're transiting the solar cycle minimum.

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