Monday, January 21, 2013

Daily e-mail Jan 21st 2013


Good Morning 


Payloads up: 
SANAE IV: 1Q
Halley 6: 1D, 1I, 1G, 1C, 1H

Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: launched 1Q yesterday
Halley 6: no new news.

Payloads coming down:
1K  was cut down at 0125 UT on the 21st of January. 
1D has fallen below 27 km and unless it rises in the morning, it will also be cut down. 


Conjunctions: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 14 2013
Sat. A 0000 UT - 0650 UT
Sat. B 0000 UT - 0650 UT

Halley Bay Mag:
relatively quiet compared to recent past days. 

GOES Electron Flux:
Has returned to  normal levels after peaking at ~ 1450 on the 20th of January. 

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

Space Weather from Spaceweather.com and SWPC.noaa.gov

Solar wind speed is 370.1 km/s
Solar proton density 3.6 cm^(-3) (nope that's not a mistake, it's up at 26)

48 sunspots are now visible. NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare to 05% and a 1% chance of an X class flare. The evil twins are starting to go beyond the eastern limb of the sun.They did produce a C class flare, but it isn't expected to be geo-effective. 

Kp is quiet kp = 1 with a 24 max of kp = 1
Bz = 0.9 nT south
Btotal = 3.2 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: a few small substorms maybe. AE maxes around 200 - 400 nT. 

Dst: still negative around -12 nT, so either a long recovery, or recovered depending on your definition of recovery. 


Talk to you all soon