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Are geostationary orbits impacted by changes to earths magnetic field?

Would geostationary satellites be pushed to different orbits by changes in the magnetic filed or even more so by shifting poles or even a reversal?
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How would changes in the Earth's magnetic field affect space exploration?

It is well-known that the Earth's magnetic field may flip (geomagnetic reversal), and some data suggests it is weakening or distorting. The following shows the Earth's magnetic field at its surface in ...
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What, if any, plans have been made for handling events like a geomagnetic reversal?

Although a substantial changes in the Earth's magnetic field (e.g., as associated with a geomagnetic reversal where the magnetic field strength may be reduced to 5% of the current strength) are rare ...