Ionospheric Bubbles


These unpredictable bubbles can disrupt key communications and G._P._S. signals without warning innovation now Nasr's enhanced tandem beacon experiment explores bubbles in the electrically electrically charged layers of earth's atmosphere. This region called the ionosphere is home to the International Space Station and many other satellites critical signals for communications and navigations like radio and G._p._S. pass through the ionosphere but conditions in this region sometimes create plasma bubbles which can distort communications signals to learn more about these bubbles NASA launched to cubesats which humint signals in several different frequencies the signals are sent to receiving stations on the ground where scientists can measure disruptions the primary cubesats also work in concert with six Noah satellites allowing wing scientists to study the bubbles multiple angles at once ultimately this research could help NASA trace possible causes for the ionospheric bubbles and proposed strategies like shifting to a different frequency or.

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