Elon Musk's Starlink Satellites were destroyed by space storms, and the issue is about to get worse.
Billionaire SpaceX founder Elon Musk is determined to build his sprawling Starlink satellite internet network, but, naturally, he's faced some setbacks along the way.
According to Newsweek, a "destruction event" destroyed 38 of Elon Musk's Starlink satellites back in February.
These accidents are predicted to worsen over the next few years, peaking in 2025.
Tens of millions of dollars were lost economically, according to a report that was published in August by researchers in China and the United States.
Even yet, considering that SpaceX has more than 3,000 Starlink satellites in space and plans to launch over 40,000 more, the loss was only a tiny hiccup in the road.
However, the corporation should also prepare for similar difficulties in the future as the sun's activity and the corresponding space weather
increase in accordance with its 11-year solar cycle, which is expected to peak in the summer of 2025.
The possibility of such losses was nevertheless factored into Musk's Starlink approach, and the satellites were launched at a low altitude so that,
in the event of failure, they would be promptly destroyed and would not get stranded in space.