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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Fla.,Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. The rocket is carrying a batch of Starlink satellites. Spacex's newest fleet of Starlink satellites are tumbling out of orbit because of a geomagnetic storm. In an online update Tuesday, Feb. 8, Elon Musk's company reported that up to 40 of the 49 small Internet-service satellites launched last Thursday have either re-entered the atmosphere and burned up, or are on the verge of doing so. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)

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SpaceX satellites falling out of orbit after solar storm
February 9, 2022 11:15 a.m.

SpaceX satellites falling out of orbit after solar storm

Ground controllers tried to save the compact, flat-panel satellites by putting them into a type of hibernation