Thursday, January 31, 2013

Daily e-mail Jan 31st 2013


Good Morning 

I have my computer back and thus KML files are on their way! 
 
Payloads up: 
A map of their current locations is attached at the end of the e-mail
SANAE IV: 1Q, 1T, 1U, 1V
Halley 6:  1H, 1I, 1A
 
Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: 1V was launched yesterday. Possible launch of 1W if the ground weather is good today. If they can't launch today, it is unlikely they will launch 1W as the date the boat is leaving has been moved up due to weather. 
Halley 6: no new news
 
Payloads coming down:
No new news

Conjunctions: 
Jan 30 2013-partially cancelled
Sat. A 0140 UT - 0555 UT
Sat. B 0335 UT - 1050 UT


Jan 29 2013

Sat. A 0735 UT - 1515 UT
Sat. B 0025 UT - 0740 UT
Sat. B 0915 UT - 1650 UT
 
Jan 28-28 2013
Sat. A 2250 UT Jan 28 - 0605 UT Jan 29
 
Jan 28 2013
Sat. A 0450 UT - 1210 UT
Sat. B 0625 UT - 1345 UT
 
Jan 27 2013
Sat. A 0220 UT - 0910 UT
Sat. A 1114 UT - 1815 UT
Sat. B 0330 UT - 1020 UT
Sat. B 1215 UT - 1940 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
 
Halley Bay :
Some big wave activity with a strong EMIC wave between ~0900 UT and 1200ish UT  

GOES Electron Flux:
Have continued to be at normal to moderate levels and are expected to be the same for the next three days
 
GOES Proton Flux:
Has stayed at background levels for the lat 24 hours and is expected to be the same over the next three days
 
Space Weather from Spaceweather.com and SWPC.noaa.gov
 
Solar wind speed is 303.7 km/s but with bursts above 550 km/s
Solar proton density 3.5 cm^(-3) 
 
56 sunspots are now visible. NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 1% and a 1% chance of an X class flare. The sun is incredibly quiet. This is the quietest the sun has been all campaign. 
 
Kp is quiet kp = 0 with a 24 max of kp = 0
Bz = 1.5 nT north
Btotal = 2.0 nT 
 
There are now two small coronal holes. The one is much closer to the solar equator than the three previous. SW from these holes are expected to reach the Earth sometime between February 4th and 6th. 
 
 
From Kyoto:
AE: very quiet!
 
Dst: very quiet.  
 
 
Have a good day and remember to back up your computer!