Solar flares can be dangerous for launches from Baikonur, said the scientist

© NASA / GSFC/TRACEВспышка in the sun. Archival photoSolar flares can be dangerous for launches from Baikonur, said the scientist© NASA / GSFC/TRACE

Two launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome on 11 and 13 September you can pass in a risky radiation environment, if a magnetic storm, caused by another solar flare will continue to grow, told reporters on Monday the Director of the research Institute of nuclear physics. Skobeltsyn (SINP) of Moscow state University Mikhail Panasyuk.

The start of the satellite Amazonas 5 is scheduled for 22.23 GMT 11 Sep rocket «proton-M». The launch of the «Soyuz MS-06» is expected in 00.17 13 Sep rocket «Soyuz-FG».

«I would refrain if it is this increase, which started yesterday, will continue,» said Panasyuk.

A solar flare that occurred on Wednesday, became the most powerful in the last 12 years. She was rated a score of X9.3. The recent explosion of such force was recorded 12 years ago — September 7, 2005. Sunspot, on whose territory an outbreak, stayed active until 8 September, it yielded up a few mid and a strong flash. Another strong flare with a capacity of X8.2 occurred at about 19.00 on 10 September.

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