Satellite navigation technology has never experienced a ‘solar max’
Changes in the ionosphere could cause problems with GPS
By Anna Edwards and Damien Gayle
PUBLISHED: 04:16 EST, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 07:34 EST, 6 February 2013
Britain is facing crippling power cuts sparked by space storms that could scramble signals used in mobile phones, railways and satellites.
The Earth is beginning an 11-year peak in solar activity which a report claims could wipe out power at any moment.