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Forecasting space weather is hard. A new Australian satellite may help make it easier

By Brett Carter, Senior lecturer, RMIT University
Iver Cairns, Professor of Space Physics, University of Sydney
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The Australian-made space weather satellite CUAVA-1 was deployed into orbit from the International Space Station on Wednesday night. Launched to the space station in August aboard a SpaceX rocket, a major focus of this shoebox-sized CubeSat is to study what radiation from the Sun does to Earth’s atmosphere and electronic devices.

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