Sunday, January 27, 2013

Daily e-mail Jan 27th 2013


Good Morning 

NO TELECON TODAY!!!!!

Payloads up: 
SANAE IV: 1Q, 1T, 1U
Halley 6:  1H, 1I

Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: no new news
Halley 6: Possibly launch this weekend if ground weather is good

Payloads coming down:
1S was terminated on 1/27/13 at 0453 UT
1G was terminated on 1/27/13 at 0815 UT, another long one which was up for almost 13 days!
 

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

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



Halley Bay Mag:
Some good wave activity later in the day on the 26th as well as today on the 27th.

GOES Electron Flux:
Have continued to be at normal levels but predicted to increase over the next two days

GOES Proton Flux:
Has stayed at background levels for the lat 24 hours + but predicted to increase over the next two days

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

Solar wind speed is 451.2 km/s but with bursts above 550 km/s
Solar proton density 1.8 cm^(-3) 

55 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 = 2 with a 24 max of kp = 4
Bz = 0.7 nT south
Btotal = 2.0 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. It seems the the HSS has hit us, although like the last one, the SW velocities appear to be low. That said it seems to be producing a geomagnetic storm which appears to be still approaching a minimum Dst. I'm betting that when Sym-H is produced we'll see that there were multiple ring current injections. 


From Kyoto:
AE: a number of much larger substorms than we've yet seen during this campaign. AE peaks above 1000 nT

Dst: A moderate storm is currently going on with last hour having Dst = -53. It seems to have a very long main and recovery phase. There are still bursts of strong SW and a possible glancing blow of a CME which occurred in the 23rd. We may still see the Dst decrease further in the next day or two. 

Have a good weekend