Friday, January 25, 2013

Daily e-mail Jan 25th


Good Evening, sorry this is late. Also Happy Birthday to my Grandma! She turns 98 today and I know she has been following this mission with lots of interest. Thanks Grandma and Happy Birthday!

There will be no telecons this Saturday or Sunday unless the sun shows us something big or we need to meet up for an unseen reason. Enjoy the weekend!


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

Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: no new news
Halley 6: no new news.

Payloads coming down:
1G is likely to be cut down within the next day or two. 
 

Conjunctions: 

Jan 27 2013
Sat. A 0220 UT - 0910 UT
Sat. B 0330 UT - 1020 UT

Jan 26 2013
Sat. A 0830 UT - 1500 UT
Sat. B 0050 UT - 0700 UT
Sat. B 0940 UT - 1630 UT

Jan 25-26 2013
Sat. A 2340 UT Jan 25 - 0600 UT Jan 26

Jan 25 2013
Sat. A 0540 UT - 1215 UT
Sat. B 0650 UT - 1315 UT

Jan 24-25 2013
Sat. A 2030 UT Jan 24 - 0315 UT Jan 25
Sat. B 2140 UT Jan 24 - 0410 UT Jan 25

Jan 24 2013
Sat. A 0252 UT - 0900 UT
Sat. B 0340 UT - 1000 UT

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


Halley Bay Mag:
it's very very quiet... perhaps they're hunting rabbits. 

GOES Electron Flux:
Have continued to be at normal levels. 

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 352.9 km/s
Solar proton density 8,3 cm^(-3) 

60 sunspots are now visible. NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 5% and a 1% chance of an X class flare. The sun is incredibly quiet.

Kp is quiet kp = 1 with a 24 max of kp = 1
Bz = 1.0 nT south
Btotal = 4.6 nT 

There is a coronal hole in the southern hemisphere which is now a little more than half way across the surface of the sun. The HSS would be expected to reach us between the 25th and the 27th if this hole is geo-effective. NOAA gives it a 25 - 30% chance of creating a geomagnetic storm. 


From Kyoto:
AE: very quiet, a few small blips. 

Dst: very quiet again.