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Satellite Environment
Satellites monitor in situ the effect of the Sun on the near-Earth environment. The GOES and SOLRAD satellites orbited at geostationary levels, about 22,000 miles above the Earth’s surface. The ACE satellite is stationed in interplanetary space at the L1 libration point where the Earth’s and Sun’s gravitational fields cancel each other. The satellite instrumentation gives information about solar flares, coronal mass ejection, and geomagnetic storms impacting the near-Earth environment. This information is important to the operations of radio and satellite communication and navigation systems, electric power networks, geophysical exploration, astronauts, high-altitude plane flights and scientific researchers.