Activist Dror Feiler, who is a Swedish national born in Israel, told Radio Sun
that the fleet had suffered from sabotage carried out by 'professionals', and had required a fair amount of repair before setting sail.
But despite his (correct) conviction that these emissions should exist, the discovery of the radio Sun would not come for another 52 years.
This discovery of the radio Sun expanded the view of our star by more than seven orders of magnitude, initiating the birth and explosive growth of solar radio astronomy.
For years prior to the discovery of the radio Sun, radio operators had reported periods when shortwave radio reception was disrupted by bursts of a static-like noise that could not be traced to terrestrial sources.
But the radio Sun had finally revealed itself and was soon to become the center of attention.
It will enable observation of the radio Sun
and of intra-galactic radio emissions to be made available to anyone, without needing any special technical skills.
It was almost certainly an increase in radio emissions above several large sunspots that caused the loud static noise heard by Hey in 1942, prompting the discovery of our radio Sun