Thursday, January 17, 2013

BARREL Status Report #18

BARREL Status Report #18
January 17, 2013

It's been an exciting day today! Although we haven't launched any more balloons, geomagnetic activity has picked up and we observed several relativistic electron precipitation events today. We terminated payload 1O at 1138 UT due to its low altitude, so currently have five balloons in the air (though 1K is at quite high geomagnetic latitude now). We are hoping for another launch opportunity from SANAE soon and have a possible opportunity on Saturday from Halley.

Stay tuned!