The International Space Station (ISS) will execute its first maneuver for scientific research on Dec. 1, as it slews 7 deg. to support long-running European Space Agency (ESA) observations of the Sun during its transition from solar minimum to maximum. Studies of interactions between solar fluctuations and the Earth’s atmosphere are addressing several issues. They range from refinements in climate models to improving the radiation shielding on satellites and predicting the course of ...
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