ISWI Newsletter - Vol.6 No.004
06 January 2014

Dear ISWI Participant:

It seems there is a serious proposal to sweep away the electrons and protons of the Van Allen belts to reduce damage to the electronics of orbitting man-made satellites. This goes beyond space weather forecasting; this is in the (surreal?) realm of space weather modification.

For more details, please see the attached pdf.

Faithfully yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter


(1) The "Economist" on the radiation belt 743 KB pdf, 1 page, (click link to document)

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