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Major Solar Storm Causes Disruption to Musk’s Starlink Satellites

Major Solar Storm Causes Disruption to Musk's Starlink Satellites

Starlink, the satellite division of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, issued a warning on Saturday regarding a decline in service quality amidst the Earth experiencing its most significant geomagnetic storm in two decades due to heightened solar activity.

With ownership of approximately 60% of the estimated 7,500 satellites orbiting the Earth, Starlink holds a dominant position in the satellite internet market.

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Musk previously mentioned in a statement on X that Starlink’s satellites were facing considerable strain amid the geomagnetic storm but were managing thus far.

According to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this storm ranks as the most potent since October 2003 and is anticipated to persist through the weekend, posing potential risks to various systems including navigation, power grids, and satellite communication.

Starlink’s extensive network comprises thousands of satellites in low-Earth orbit, utilizing inter-satellite laser links to transmit data between satellites at the speed of light, enabling global internet coverage.