Sunday, January 20, 2013

Daily e-mail Jan 20th 2013


Good Morning 

I hope everyone enjoyed the break yesterday. We do have a telecon today.  


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

SANAE IV: 1K, 
Halley 6: 1D, 1I, 1G, 1C, 1H


Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: The weather is improving and we may have a launch of 1Q this afternoon.  
Halley 6: no new news.

Payloads coming down:
1K and 1D have been up for over two weeks! The balloons were expected to last for at most maybe 12 days. However as they are still flying at above 27 km and we are still getting good science data from them we'll keep them up, but are watching their altitudes closely.
 
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

Jan 20 2013
Sat. A 0000 UT - 0650 UT
Sat. B 0015 UT - 0715 UT

Jan 21 2013
Sat. A 0140 UT - 0920 UT
Sat. B 0225 UT - 1005 UT

Jan 22 2013
Sat. A 0515 UT - 1230 UT
Sat. B 0600 UT - 1320 UT

Jan 23 2013
Sat. A 0000 UT - 0630 UT
Sat. B 0025 UT - 0715 UT




Halley Bay Mag
Possible PiB activity associated with the recurring substorms - See AE update

GOES Electron Flux:
Reached moderate leves at 1735 UT on the 19th of January but has started to level off. 

GOES Proton Flux:
Has stayed at background levels for the lat 24 hours + 


Space Weather from Spaceweather.com

Solar wind speed is 401.6 km/s
Solar proton density 3.0 cm^(-3) (nope that's not a mistake, it's up at 26)

46 sunspots are now visible. NOAA decreased the likelihood of a M class flare to 05% 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 = 3 with a 24 max of kp = 3  
Bz = 3.3 nT south
Btotal = 3.8 nT 

There is a coronal hole in the southern hemisphere which has just appeared on the western limb. The HSS would be expected to reach us 6 days from now if this hole is geo-effective. 


From Kyoto:
AE: there has been a lot of potential substorm activity occurring all day with AE peaking above 500 nT multiple times since ~0200 UT. 

Dst: had possibly the smallest double dip storm I've seen with Dst min reaching -36 nT at 0300 UT and again at 0800 UT. 


Talk to you all soon