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What happens to the space station during a solar flare / magnetic storm? [duplicate]

What are the effects on the ISS during a solar flare / magnetic storm? The news often warns that satellites could be affected during a storm. Does the ISS have special protections for that danger?
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What would happen if a satellite took a direct hit from a coronal mass ejection (CME)?

I was wondering what would happen if the average satellite were hit by an average CME. According to wikipedia the average velocity of a CME is 20 to 3,200 km/s. In addition to this it's super-heated, ...
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Which objects in our solar system are naturally protected from solar flares?

Outside of Earth, are there any objects (planets, moons, asteroids) in our solar system that are naturally shielded from the radiation of solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs)? Asked ...
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What is the probability that a deep space crew is hit by a Solar proton storm?

The Sun's magnetic field now and then accelerates a gigantic amount of high velocity protons in different directions. Regardless of the types and causes, let's call it "proton storm" when it is ...
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Is a coronal mass ejection (CME) synonymous with a solar particle event (SPE)?

Having read the Wiki page, this Space SE answer, and this link, I'm curious: Is a "coronal mass ejection" the same thing as (synonymous with) a "solar particle event"? If not, then what is/are the ...
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Is it possible to absorb energy from solar flares

I've learnt that solar flares have so much energy in them, but is it possible to tap the energy from them?
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How do solar flares degrade orbits?

What is the mechanism of solar flares that causes degradation of spacecraft orbits? The kind that deorbited Skylab? The proton storm is fairly thin, its pressure shouldn't affect the kinetic energy. ...
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How would Solar Flares affect Solar Sail navigation?

As I understand, Solar Sail runs on dual energy: light pressure and solar wind. While the former is quite deterministic and rigidly following calculations, solar flares create huge bursts of solar ...