The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides space weather monitoring via Inmarsat (known as the NOAA). The Earth’s magnetic field can provide some shielding from solar particles for satellites in geostationary orbits, which are located around 36,000 kilometers above the globe. However, during periods of intense solar activity, the Earth’s magnetic field’s size might be diminished, exposing the satellites to more charged particles than usual. Although the satellites are designed to withstand higher levels of charged particles, no amount of shielding can completely prevent events from happening.