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SpaceX could lose up to 40 Starlink satellites, according to Elon Musk.

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SpaceX announced in its Updates section that a geomagnetic storm has destroyed 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites it launched into low Earth orbit on February 3.

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A geomagnetic storm has damaged 40 of the 49 Starlink satellites launched into low Earth orbit on February 3 by SpaceX, according to the company's Updates section.

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Solar flares, which are explosive phenomena on the sun, cause geomagnetic storms. These occurrences have the ability to send charged solar particles hurtling through space toward Earth.

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Geomagnetic storms are caused by solar flares, which are explosive occurrences on the sun. These events have the potential to send charged solar particles hurtling through space in the direction of Earth.

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Solar flares, which are explosive phenomena on the sun, create geomagnetic storms. These occurrences have the ability to send charged solar particles hurtling through space toward Earth.

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The launch went off without a hitch, but the geomagnetic storm—a massive disruption of Earth's magnetosphere caused by prolonged periods of intense solar winds—was a major setback.

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