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The solar wind is a stream of plasma released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. It consists of mostly electrons, protons and alpha particles with energies usually between 1.5 and 10 keV.

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ISS mass gain or loss due to meteoroids, solar wind, and other particles?

A few questions about the mass of the ISS (1, 2, 3) have got me thinking about mass change of the ISS due to natural processes. The ISS has quite a large area exposed to space, and is subject to both ...
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How will PUNCH produce 3D images of CMEs from LEO?

According to the Eureka Alert NASA selects SwRI's PUNCH mission to image beyond the Sun's outer corona: The four spacecraft will fly in a distributed formation spread around the globe, operating in ...
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In terms of satellite networks What exactly are RTSWnet/AFSCN and CDAS (NEN, DSN as needed)? Are they like TDRS but for strictly military data?

Question: In terms of satellite networks What exactly are RTSWnet/AFSCN and CDAS (NEN, DSN as needed)? Are they like TDRS but for strictly military data? BACKGROUND: In this answer to Why Are EPIC/...