An energetic storm which erupted on the Sun has caused disruption to satellites and may have caused a glitch on the International Space Station (ISS). The solar flare interrupted signals in space and forced mission controllers to shut systems down to avoid damage to spacecraft orbiting Earth.More info at BBC.
The flare set off a fast-moving stream of atomic particles towards Earth.
It may also have caused a fault in the system controlling the space station's orientation in space.
Solar storm disrupts spacecraft
Posted on Tuesday, Dec 19 2006 @ 04:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A heavy solar storm caused some problems: