Thursday, January 3, 2013

Daily telecon Jan 3, 2013


Hello all, 

It looks like yet another quiet space weather day. 

Payloads up as of 9:16 PST Jan 2nd 2013: 
Sanae: 1J
Halley Bay: 1B

Payloads ready for flight as of 9:16 PST Jan 2nd 2013:
Sanae: Possible launch of payload 1K Jan 3rd 2013 at 1500UT (7:00am PST Haven't heard yet if they made this launch time). 1L is also ready to launch, but I doubt that we'll have a double launch today. 
Halley Bay: 1D is ready for launch and 1I is being tested, no new news. 

As I'm running out of time before the telecon I don't have the conjunction list here in the e-mail. After the telecon I'll add it to the blog post. 

Space Weather from Spaceweather.com

Solar wind speed is 297 km/s
Solar proton density 3 cm^(-3)

There has been a slight decrease in visible sunspots and 1640 has moved more towards the limb, but no news on if it is still growing. 

Kp is quiet kp = 0 with a 24 max of kp = 1
Bz = 3.2 nT north
Btotal = 4.7 nT 

There are still no coronal holes on the Earthward side of the sun

Status on the KML files. There is a bug but we are trying to find it and will update the files once it is all figured out. 
There are older ones (from last night) located here http://barrel.ssl.berkeley.edu/soc-nas/data_products/map_data/ and seem to match relatively well the maps from our soc, but are somewhere dropping data. 

Up to the min. maps can be viewed on the soc as well and I've attached a map of the entire balloon flight paths from here as well. 


Talk to you all soon