Friday, January 18, 2013

Daily e-mail Jan 18th 2013

Good Morning 

Payloads up: 
Maps of their current locations are attached at the bottom of the e-mail

Halley 6: 1D, 1I, 1G, 1C

Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: The weather has gotten worse so launches, not sure when they might be able to launch again. 
Halley 6: No new news yet about future launches

Payloads coming down:
1O was cut down yesterday.

Jan 14 2013
Sat. A 0000 UT - 0650 UT
Sat. A 0840 UT - 1620 UT
Sat. B 0000 UT - 0650 UT
Sat. B 0820 UT - 1600 UT

Jan 15 2013
Sat. A 0220 UT - 1000 UT
Sat. B 0200 UT - 0935 UT

Jan 16 2013
Sat. A 0530 UT - 1310 UT
Sat. B 0530 UT - 1310 UT

Jan 17 2013
Sat. A 0030 UT - 0650 UT
Sat. B 0030 UT - 0650 UT

Jan 18 2013
Sat. A 0205 UT - 1000 UT
Sat. B 0205 UT - 1000 UT

Jan 19 2013
Sat. A 0535 UT - 1300 UT
Sat. B 0535 UT - 1300 UT

Halley Bay Mag
Large EMIC wave starting at around 0600 UT today  with more wave activity occurring. 

GOES Electron Flux:
GOES 15 and 13 saw higher fluxes in both the >2MeV and >0.8MeV energy ranges, but they have decreased since yesterday and have returned to the pre-CME level. There may be a plasma cloud that will impact around 2100 UT on Jan 19th, but otherwise everything should say fairly quiet. 

GOES Proton Flux:
There was a large increase in the >10 MeV flux 

Space Weather from

Solar wind speed is 453.8 km/s
Solar proton density 14.3 cm^(-3) (nope that's not a mistake, it's up at 26)

74 sunspots are now visible. NOAA decreased the likelihood of a M class flare to 20% and a 5% chance of an X class flare. The evil twins are  about 3/4ths of the way across the sun, entering into the region for geo-effectivness. 

Kp is quiet kp = 1 with a 24 max of kp = 4 (yup we actually had a moderate storm going on during the telecon. 
Bz = 7.6 nT south
Btotal = 6.5 nT 

There are no large coronal holes on the sun. 

From Kyoto:
AE: very quiet

Dst: just recovered from yesterday's storm which seems to have had a minimum Dst of -57 nT

Talk to you all soon