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Two satellites with Sun Sparc microprocessors in circuit boards modified to resist electronic anomalies caused by bad space weather are launching from French Guiana in an Ariane 5 rocket. The satellites will be put into elliptical orbits that will push them repeatedly through the radiation belts so researchers can gauge the effects of cosmic radiation on chips. If servers can, in fact, operate in space, a whole range of possibilities will open up for satellite control systems and associated e-commerce.

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