40 SpaceX satellites lost to geomagnetic storm – Digital TV Europe

Satellite operator SpaceX is set to lose 40 out of the 49 satellites it launched last week. 

The Elon Musk-founded company launched the satellites into low-Earth orbit on February 3 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. However, as the result of a geomagnetic storm, 80% of them are now expected to burn up and fail to reach orbit. 

To date, SpaceX has launched 2,000 Starlink satellites,…

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