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Space Weather Events

Monitoring space weather

Why is this relevant?

The space environment at the Sun and around the Earth is subject to natural variations called space weather events, such as radiation storms, solar flares, etc. The most visible effects of space weather on Earth are the Aurora Borealis.

Space weather can also affect systems and technologies in orbit and on Earth. In its more extreme forms, it could endanger astronauts, disrupt communication, and temporarily shut down the electricity grid. Therefore, understanding the effects of space weather events on Earth, assets and human life is vital to mitigate the risks associated with them.


Definition of Space Weather Events (SWE)

SWE means naturally occurring variations in the space environment at the Sun and around the Earth potentially impacting Earth and space-based infrastructure.

What is SWE?

Discover SSA, its subcomponents and STM