NASA: Our only Solar Storm warning satellite ACE ‘could falter soon’ – Coincidence or Cover-Up?


NASA: A US satellite that offers the only advance warnings of incoming solar storms is more than a decade past its expected orbital lifetime and is possibly on its last legs, researchers say.

Stationed around 1 million miles from Earth. NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer satellite, nicknamed ACE, cautions about incoming high-energy particles from the sun which can wreak havoc on radio, GPS, satellite communications that are now embedded in modern life.

“It would be a very bad day for us if that spacecraft was not working,” the Discovery News quoted William Murtagh, program coordinator for NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colo., as saying.

“When an eruption occurs on the sun, there are still quite a few question marks as to if it’s going to hit the Earth and when it’s going to hit the Earth,.”

Until the sun’s free-flying and highly energetic outbursts, known as coronal mass ejections, hit the ACE spacecraft, forecasters are not acquainted with the orientation of their embedded magnetic fields.

Depending on the polarity, or alignment, Earth’s magnetic shield will either peel away, giving the highly charged particles more freedom to disturb electrically sensitive equipment and communications, or rebuff the particles, like what happened during this week’s outburst.

NOAA has asserted that over 22,000 utility operators, airlines, satellite owners, GPS users and others are signed up to receive space weather alerts and millions more get the information on NOAA’s website.

“ACE is a single point of failure and it’s old,” Murtagh said.

“Every time I have a space weather storm I cringe a little bit that our very own space weather satellite doesn’t succumb to the storms I’m relying on it to help forecast.”

Another satellite with space weather sensors was slated to be launched in 2003 by the doomed shuttle Columbia crew, but the spacecraft, known as Triana, was nixed by the Bush administration as it was supported by former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore.

Gore championed the spacecraft for its ability to incessantly relay live pictures of Earth from the vantage point of 1 million miles away in space, in hopes that the global view of the blue planet would rally environmental awareness.

“There were no technical reasons why it couldn’t go. We were getting ready to send it the Cape (Kennedy Space Center) for launch and we got an order that the mission was not going to go,” project scientist Adam Szabo, with NASA’s Heliospheric Physics Laboratory at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, said.

After its ride was called off, Triana was put into storage at Goddard. It is presently undergoing checkouts and refurbishments in preparation for rebirth as NOAA-operated space weather sentry.

Launch is targeted for June 2014. The sun’s 11-year solar cycle is expected to peak in May 2013!!

Heightened solar activity, which is ramping up this year, will carry on for nearly the next six years.

Solar Storm

Here is another strange contradictory report  from NASA, especially regarding the topic: Solar Storms.

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have put out a new video to address false claims about the “Mayan apocalypse,” a non-event that some people believe will bring the world to an end on Dec. 21. 

Addressing the belief that the calendar used by the ancient Mayan civilization comes to a sudden end in December 2012, and that this will coincide with a cataclysmic, world-ending event. Don Yeomans, head of the Near-Earth Objects Program Office at NASA/JPL said: “Their calendar does not end on December 21, 2012; it’s just the end of the cycle and the beginning of a new one. It’s just like on December 31, our calendar comes to an end, but a new calendar begins on January 1.”

He added that there is zero possibility of a NASA cover-up“Can you imagine thousands of astronomers who observe the skies on a daily basis keeping the same secret from the public for several years?”  Read more

As for solar flares, Yeomans explained that these do exist — in fact, two massive solar flares  erupted just days ago, sending bursts of solar radiation into space —  But they are a part of the Sun’s Normal 11 -year cycle. Radiation from solar flares can damage orbiting satellites, but Earth’s magnetosphere shields its inhabitants from the blasts, and the flares are not a health concern.

In the video, which was posted online Wednesday (Mar.7), Don Yeomans, explains away many of the most frequently cited doomsday scenarios.

According to (NASA) Yeomans: “They are part of the Sun’s normal 11 –year cycle” ??

Here are some (NASA) facts that it is NOT a normal 11 -year cycle:

NASA Issues 2012 Warning

NASA, along with The National Academy of Science and other world renowned scientist are so concerned about this up and coming solar maximum in late 2012, that way back in March 10, 2006 NASA issued a solar storm warning for 2012.

Then in 2010, NASA again warns the general population of a pending solar storm, telling the population to get ready for a once in a lifetime solar storm

And Astrophysicist Alexei Dmitriev further supports NASA’s original 2012 solar storm warning issued back in March of 2006.

Dmitriev: “Our sun, as well as our entire solar system, is now moving into an interstellar energy cloud and as this interstellar energy cloud continues to excite/charge the sun, it causes the sun to become more active, resulting in greater output from the sun. IE: Bigger and more frequent solar storms and CME’s resulting in the Carrington effect. This interstellar cloud of electrical energy is also absorbed by the Earth, and Scientist have found that it results in more earth quakes, all while dramatically effecting our weather here on earth”.

Solar Storm Warnings from NASA (for reasons unknown) are not being taken seriously by the general publicThere are hundreds of millions who are complacent, and when the time comes, will put demands on their neighbors supplies because people such as (possibly yourself) were unconcerned about providing their own lifeline, despite you had a heads up.

Coincidence, conflicting reports, cover-up or zero possibility of a NASA cover-up, whatever, decide for yourself what is true and what is not and follow your own intuition!

Source and author:  * zeenews   * NASA

5 responses to “NASA: Our only Solar Storm warning satellite ACE ‘could falter soon’ – Coincidence or Cover-Up?

  1. I just posted a similar article in my face book wall this week , and checking some videos and documentaries back to 2006/7/8 at that time some scientists was claiming the max solar suppose to happen on 2010/11 and lately 2012 ! today they say dec 2012 to march 2013 !!! are we already seeing the Sun on the righer stage ? Was miss calculation or another cover up to see beyound 2012 to relief the expectations and preparedness for the mass … ? remember that we are at 7 billion walking on the surface … and Depopulation are a real issue for top of the evil dark empire … tic toc tic toc time will tell !


  2. marina pratt

    I wish I had a magic wand that could wipe out the parinoia that is born of the concept we are seeing continually called, “Conspiracy”. I would much rather see the recognition that humans disagree and as individuals are working on different points of view, thus creating different pages of approach.

    Each one of us has different experiences and different perceptions. Folks who work for agencies what ever their orientation/job, often find themselves in argument with their fellows who are working at the same project or function within the same agency. Sadly however, it cannot be denied that there are, especially within government, military and scientific organizations, both the fear of rebuttal and the desire to not say anything until multiple proofs are in determining a certain degree of correctness which cannot be disproved.

    There is also the element of secrecy required during times when a threat to soviergnty or a war like enemy is banging at the door. That “enemy” could as much be another nation, an enviornmental threat, the person next door or the very government on whom they have come to depend. There is a fear inborn with humans that at some point in their lifetimes, chaos will attempt to take away the ability to control the functions of maintaining a reasonably organized personal world. Chaos is a known factor which has been responsible for destroying governmental structures world wide all through written history. Humans never seem to tire of the process. Every individual works very hard to establish a personal enviornment of security. At the same time, ever individual finds themselves challenged from every quarter to the point that it appears their dream of being fat and happy will never come into being.

    Now, in our present time frame, we are looking as a world at the BIG MOJO of threats coming at us from the very space our planet resides in. As science began to move away from the comfort of evolutionary quietude whos central belief was that everything planetary moved at a slow, organized pace, there must have been a shock of awakening. With each new finding brought through the magic of technology, a very bright light must have ignited new recognition that absolutely noone was prepared for. As a very dark room flooded with glare from each new recognition, I suspect the natural reaction was…DON’T TALK ABOUT THIS! THEY will never understand!

    And that is true. The population of the world has been educated to believe that slow change is the key to understanding the functions of planet Earth. When the Jupiter comet event occured in the early 1990s[?], science fell out of its chair. The event pictures went out world wide. The astonishment was fulled with shock and awe. Did you see that? Can it happen here? There was an immediate scramble to get information out in the wake of public demand.

    Some where, during that time frame, there was a TV announcement of a discovery that there might well be-or have been, living organisms on Mars. The agency response was visibly in the high fear catagory. It is these factors of bringing surprise scientific discovery into the public realm which is at the base of the NASA “secrecy”. They are afraid.

    Now we are facing new information in an attempt to inform an uneducated public who is suddenly feeling the effects of solar events in some difficult ways. Clearly the information has been shared at the higher levels of governmental systems dealing with population welfare and safety. It is in this that the public has become suspicious. The conflict of information is the tip off for the public at large. At the same time, life goes on and efforts to keep that devil of chaos at bay, are now seen as part of an unknown threat.

    As a population we must do for ourselves. We must lean to organize ourselves to prevent chaos from pulling us into a violent loop.

    PEACE TO YOU ALL..Sincerly, Marina-9:00amest-3/13/12-USA


  3. Previous solar maximum was in the year 2001, According to theory if we count 11 years for the next solar cycle & sun’s pole shift, it should fall in 2012. Im wondering why nasa is quoting that solar maximum will peak in May 2013?. “Experts” please come forward and explain.


  4. Marina, you put that in such an excellent way with sage advice at the end. We must work together to pull through this. Yes, we won’t agree on everything. And yes, though there are those who would wish to control us, I agree that the great great majority of us are just regular folk trying to survive the daily grind. In one sense I can understand the need for caution or secrecy when it comes to informational release. I mean, we on this site are used to this stuff, but look how often incredible leaps of logic are employed in response to something not well understood. How will the rest of us, how will most of humanity, react to the release of “reality shattering” news. There will be panic. I live on the east coast, and everytime there is a hurrican warning, or the possibility of a few inches of snow, my gosh, the stores are full, the shelves begin to empty, why you’d think there would be no food or water for months or years. All this in reaction to something that will effect, IF it happens at all, people for a few days at most. What will the reaction be if we thought an event would effect us for months or years? So in a way, I can appreciate the hesitancy to release certain info. It’s not about conspiracy, it’s about sanity. If something is coming our way that will alter life on earth, a few hours or days warning will probably do little in the way of saving lives when you consider how many will die or kill each other in the race for what substinance remains. Thus my, and yours, Marina, exhortation for people to already be prepared. Have some place to go, with like-minded people. Come together as community to survive. Living in fear accomplishes nothing. And screaming at a tsunami “I knew it. I knew it. I was right all along”, will not enable you to survive it. Forget the ptb. Forget the conspiracy. So what? Your life is in your own hands. Make the decisions you need to make. Whatever your faith, in whatever it is, you still bear the ultimate responsibility. Now buck up and get prepared. Nothing but love.


  5. End of the world is December 2012? But the Myans didn’t have Leap years so by their reconing, wouldn’t the year be 2013 right now minus leap years? Yay! We survived December 21 2012!!!! Smoke ’em if ya got ’em!

    I don’t believe NASA wouldn’t have something else floating round out there to monitor this sort of thing though. They’d have a back up floating out there somewhere.