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Re: solar storm

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sat Jul 15 16:45:36 2000

I haven't been tracking outages through an entire 11 year sunspot
cycle yet, it only seems like forever.  I've looked for correlations
of unexplained outages or directly attributable outages with previous
solar flare warnings, but so far nothing detectable shows up.

There are normal satellite outages twice a year as the sun crosses
the Clarke belt.  I've also noticed a 3,6,9 year technology obsolence
cycle when old equipment fails before companies replace it.

On Sat, 15 July 2000, [email protected] wrote:
> Forgive this temporary segue into a potential operational issue.
> I would find it interesting if any outages observed by Sean Donelan
> or others could be attributed to this solar storm; alternatively,
> any higher than average incidence of outages and failures would
> be interesting from a correlation analysis perspective.