Anomalies due to solar flares

Name of the SpacecraftTipology of SpacecraftCOSPAR IDSATCAT idDate of the EventStatus at the time of the eventConsequenceNotes/DetailsSources
GOES-7Satellite1987-0022A17561Mar-91ActiveSevere failure.Powerful solar X-ray event. Disruption in high latitude point-to-point communication occurred and solar panel degradation due to powerful solar X-ray event. Power degradation translated to a decrease of 2 to 3 years in expected satellite lifetimeBedingfield, K.L. & Leach, R.D., Spacecraft System Failures and Anomalies Attributed to the Natural Space Environment. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center. August 1996. p. 5
ASCA (Advanced Satellite for Cosmology and Astrophysics)Satellite1993-011A2252114-Jul-2000ActiveSevere failure.A solar flare caused heating and expansion of the upper atmosphere, which increased the drag and external torque on ASCA. The attitude was perturbed, so the solar panels lost lock on the Sun, resulting in discharge of the batteries.
Kodama, Data Relay Test Satellite (DRTS)Satellite2002-042B29-Oct-2003ActiveTemporary failureThe satellite went into safe mode on the morning of October 29 during the severe (S4) solar radiation storm. The DRTS is a geostationary communications satellite that relays data among Low Earth Orbit (300-1,000 km altitude) spacecraft (including the International Space Station) and ground stations. JAXA’s associate executive director indicated, “The excessive signal noise coming from the Earth sensor assembly suggests the satellite was affected by a proton barrage. The most likely culprit is the solar flare.” (Tsuguhiko Katagi, JAXA’s associate executive director). It returned to normal operations on 7 November 2003.  p.14
GOES-13Satellite2006-018A291555-Dec-2006ActiveTemporary failureX-ray Imager onboard NOAA's GOES-13 satellite. The flare was so intense, it actually damaged the instrument that took the picture.
Gravity Probe BOrbital probe2004-014A2823015-Jan-2005ActiveTemporary failureextraordinarily high level of proton bombardment saturated the GP-B telescope detectors, causing the telescope to become unlocked from the guide star. It returned to normal operations on 18 October 2012.
Sicral-1Satellite2001-005A26694Oct-2006ActiveTemporary failureThe military telecommunications satellite in October and was forced to let the satellite drift from its orbital position for several weeks. The control was regained in January 2007.
Magellan (space probe)Interplanetary probe1989-033B19969Jun-1989ActiveTemporary failureEn route to Venus, the star orientation scanner had some failures due to high fluxes of high-energy protons from the Sun. During the several month in orbit around Venus the star orientation scanner efficiency decreased by about 6% due to solar proton damage. Solar arrays had a similare efficiency decrease.“Magellan star scanner experiences: what a long, strange trip it’s been”, E.H. Seale, AAS 91-072, Guidance and Control 1991, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, vol. 74, 1992, p.513