The Current State and Future Directions of Modeling Thermosphere Density Enhancements During Extreme Magnetic Storms

@inproceedings{Oliveira2021TheCS,
  title={The Current State and Future Directions of Modeling Thermosphere Density Enhancements During Extreme Magnetic Storms},
  author={Denny M. Oliveira and Eftyhia Zesta and Piyush M. Mehta and Richard Joseph Licata and Marcin Dominik Pilinski and W. Kent Tobiska and Hisashi Hayakawa},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences},
  year={2021}
}
Satellites, crewed spacecraft and stations in low-Earth orbit (LEO) are very sensitive to atmospheric drag. A satellite’s lifetime and orbital tracking become increasingly inaccurate or uncertain during magnetic storms. Given the planned increase of government and private satellite presence in LEO, the need for accurate density predictions for collision avoidance and lifetime optimization, particularly during extreme events, has become an urgent matter and requires comprehensive international… 

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