Saturday, January 19, 2013

Daily e-mail Jan 19th 2013


Good Morning 

NO TELECON TODAY!!! 

Just the e-mail, I don't want to get out of the habit, and we may have a flight this afternoon. 

Payloads up: 
SANAE IV: 1K, 
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: We may have a launch of payload 1H from Halley 6 this afternoon if the ground weather is good (fingers crossed). 

Payloads coming down:
Everything looks good at the moment. 

 
Conjunctions: 
Jan 14 2013
Sat. A 0000 UT - 0650 UT
Sat. B 0000 UT - 0650 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 broad band (maybe Pi's) at the time of the substorm, and some wave activity between ~0500 UT and 0900 UT.

GOES Electron Flux:
very quiet. The electron fluxes has stayed level since yesterday. 

GOES Proton Flux:
Have stayed level since yesterday.  

Space Weather from Spaceweather.com

Solar wind speed is 394.4 km/s
Solar proton density 4.8 cm^(-3) (nope that's not a mistake, it's up at 26)

56 sunspots are now visible. NOAA decreased the likelihood of a M class flare to 10% and a 1% chance of an X class flare. The evil twins are on the eastern limb of the sun, but have gotten weaker. 

Kp is quiet kp = 1 with a 24 max of kp = 3  
Bz = 0.1 nT south
Btotal = 4.0 nT 

There are no large coronal holes on the sun. 


From Kyoto:
AE: a possible storm at 0100 UT

Dst: hit -33 nT at 1400 UT today.