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  1. #1 The influence of space weather on the space crafts` launches 
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    Does space weather on the space crafts` launches and do scientists check it before space crafts go to space? I know there is such a fact like space turbulence and it can influence a space craft, but can space weather?


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    What is space weather? Space is essentially a vacuum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    What is space weather? Space is essentially a vacuum.
    Like a lot of terminology that gets adopted, it is more analogy than direct similarity to Weather as we normally know it. It isn't quite vacuum out there. From https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/s.../index.html#q7 -

    Solar activity associated with Space Weather can be divided into four main components: solar flares, coronal mass ejections, high-speed solar wind, and solar energetic particles.
    My understanding is some launches have been delayed because of Space Weather, but most are now designed to limit or prevent problems arising from them. Most Space Weather impacts are beyond Low Earth Orbit and I suspect would be more of a problem for missions beyond LEO and/or for satellites that have sensitive instruments aboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fabos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mathman View Post
    What is space weather? Space is essentially a vacuum.
    Like a lot of terminology that gets adopted, it is more analogy than direct similarity to Weather as we normally know it. It isn't quite vacuum out there. From https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/s.../index.html#q7 -

    Solar activity associated with Space Weather can be divided into four main components: solar flares, coronal mass ejections, high-speed solar wind, and solar energetic particles.
    My understanding is some launches have been delayed because of Space Weather, but most are now designed to limit or prevent problems arising from them. Most Space Weather impacts are beyond Low Earth Orbit and I suspect would be more of a problem for missions beyond LEO and/or for satellites that have sensitive instruments aboard.

    I`ve read that solar storm might affect on a space craft. To be more accurate, I'd guess that something like a period with a strong solar storm would seem to be a poor choice for a launch window since it affects if not the craft, at least the ability to track/communicate with the craft.
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