Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Daily e-mail Jan 22nd 2013


Good Morning 

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

Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: launched 1Q and 1R yesterday. Possible launch again today! 
Halley 6: no new news.

Payloads coming down:
1K  was cut down at 0125 UT on the 21st of January and is now acting as a ground magnetometer station like 1J.
1D was terminated  at 2200 UT and it fell into the ocean. 1D was the longest lasting payload thus far at 17 days but 1K gave it a good run as well at 16 days. 

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


Halley Bay Mag:
relatively quiet compared to recent past days. Possibly a wave occurring at ~0800 UT.

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 317.5 km/s
Solar proton density 1.9 cm^(-3) 

50 sunspots are now visible. NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 10% and a 1% chance of an X class flare. There are a couple of snspats which are growing and becoming more complex, but are not yet likely to produce moderate to large geomagnetic storms. 

Kp is quiet kp = 0 with a 24 max of kp = 1
Bz = 1.7 nT north
Btotal = 2.7 nT 

There is a coronal hole in the southern hemisphere which is slowly moving across the surface of the sun. The HSS would be expected to reach us ~5 days from now if this hole is geo-effective. 


From Kyoto:
AE: very quiet

Dst: quiet. 


Talk to you all soon