Space Storms Destroy Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites

Back in February, 38 of Musk’s Starlink satellites were annihilated by a “destruction event,” per Newsweek, and these incidents are expected to get worse in the near term, peaking in 2025.

An explosion on the surface of the sun caused a wave of energetic solar particles to wash over our planet, heating up the Earth’s atmosphere and spiking the density of the minute amounts of air at the level of the Starlink satellites’ orbit. The satellites began to sink and, ultimately, burned up at thousands of miles per hour.

But the company can also expect similar challenges ahead, as the sun’s activity, and this accompanying space weather, escalates in keeping with its 11-year solar cycle — set to peak in the summer of 2025.

Space Storms Destroy Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites