The sun has started a new cycle (and we know that thanks to Belgian scientists)

The distinction between a strong and a weak cycle makes little difference to most of us. But for engineers and researchers working with satellites, the difference is important. “When the sun is very active, electrically charged particles are thrown into space,” explains Berghmans. “They can satellietsignalen to disturb. Your gps using satellite signals will still be able to get you to your destination because it does not have to accurately determine the destination to the meter. However, GPS devices that are used on drilling platforms, for example, must accurately determine the target. A bore that deviates just a few centimeters from the set target can have fatal consequences. Engineers who operate drilling platforms therefore take solar activity into account. ”

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