Shelter from the solar storm? U.K. lab creates system to protect satellites from nasty space weather
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By Ethan Bilby
LONDON — British scientists have developed a system to help protect navigation and communications satellites from potentially devastating solar storms, they said on Friday.
Services spanning everything from mobile phones to sophisticated weaponry increasingly depend on global positioning system, or GPS, technology. However damage by a massive burst of solar energy could knock out GPS satellites and send them veering into the paths of other craft or scramble their communications.