Space is a rough place. It's freezing, there's no air.. and the weather is terrible! Trace explains what that 'weather' in space is doing to our satellites.
150 Years Ago: The Worst Solar Storm Ever
"On Sept. 2, 1859, an incredible storm of charged particles sent by the sun slammed into Earth's atmosphere, overpowered it, and caused havoc on the ground."
The Day the Sun Brought Darkness
"On March 13, 1989 the entire province of Quebec, Canada suffered an electrical power blackout. Hundreds of blackouts occur in some part of North America every year. The Quebec Blackout was different, because this one was caused by a solar storm!"
Space weather's effects on satellites
"Is your cable television on the fritz? One explanation, scientists suspect, may be the weather - the weather in space, that is."
'Space weather' can mess with our communication satellites, including TV
"Circling Earth at an altitude of more than 22,000 miles are a host of satellites that give us access to some of the things we love most: the Internet, mobile phones and premium TV."