On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, neil gardner wrote:
However on a serious note there was a time I recall
that IHUG warned
about an expected outage (on Satnet) due to particularly bad solar flare
activity... They were able to predict this in advance so it MAY not have
been completely imaginary.
Those were "Sun Outages" which is when the Sun is directly behind the
satellite as viewed from the ground station. They happen around
the equinoxes, ie not this week.
You would sometimes also get solar flares, but information about current
space weather should be fairly easy to find.
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