Natural Sciences - Astronomy/Space Science

Astronomy / Space Science

By Falko Schoklitsch - The effects of solar storms on the Earth's atmosphere can cause satellites to crash. To prevent this from happening, the European Space Agency (ESA) is now using SODA, a forecasting service developed in Graz. After a successful test phase, the Satellite Orbit DecAy (SODA) service, which was jointly developed by TU Graz and the University of Graz, officially became part of the ESA's Space Safety Programme in mid-July.