how high are the risk of solar storms destroying satelites?

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Hello!
one,questions,to this forum,often,i hear,in televsion,that solar storms,from the sun,are a high potenzial risk,for satelites,the magnetic shockwave,would be so strong,that,most,of the satelites,in the sky,would be destroyed,in a worst case scenario...

its,sounds like since fiction,now i want to find out,does ,this ever happens,in the last couple of years,
and,what,the satelite operator,can do,to protect it,against it?

sorry,i dont speak technical/physicaly english,so this in not my mainlanguage,i cant,not go into details,technicly and phsycaly,now looking forward,what the people on this board,mean about this:)
 

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HOtbird 2 had to be switched off in March after it suffered an electrical discharge from solar plasma.

Insat 4A had a 30 minute outage in January due to "solar disturbance"

Italian military sat Sicral 1 went out of control last October

Lots of info about damaged sats:

http://www.sat-index.com/failures/

and its only a matter of time until we lose one of the European birds to solar activity - the next solar maximum due in about 3 years time has already been predicted to be much stroger then normal & has been predicted to be a potential sat killer.
 

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Analoguesat said:
the next solar maximum due in about 3 years time has already been predicted to be much stroger then normal & has been predicted to be a potential sat killer.
So there's hope for Astra 2D then?
 

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,yeah.i hope,the next solar storm,will destroy ,all shoping channel,transponders,on astra d2,then,it would be better,i will never order something,on this kind of channels,coz everything is overpriced 40%
 

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Turok said:
,yeah.i hope,the next solar storm,will destroy ,all shoping channel,transponders,on astra d2,then,it would be better,i will never order something,on this kind of channels,coz everything is overpriced 40%
Boy would you be disappointed. No shopping channels on 2D - virtually all of them are on Eurobird 1 :-rofl2 :D

You would lose the BBC & ITV channels though :toke:
 

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They learned so nowdays they usually turn it off and with a little bit of luck they will survive
 
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