Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First launch from Halley coming soon!

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Update: We've Launched with possibly (fingers crossed) more to come today!


Status (last update UT 0727 02Jan2013)
  1. Halley team has launched payload 1B!  1D is ready for launch and payload 1I is being tested.
  2. SANAE team has payload 1K nearly ready for outdoor testing .
  3. Possible launch of Payload 1K today, 02Jan2013 1600 UT (0800 PST)


Also KML files for 1J through 900 UTC Jan 2nd are up on http://barrel.ssl.berkeley.edu/soc-nas/data_products/map_data/

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To all you night owls up, or those outside of the US We are hopefully having the first launch from Halley Bay soon!


Status (last update UT 0640 02Jan2013)
  1. Halley team has payload 1B on the flight line.  1D is ready for launch and payload 1I is being tested.
  2. SANAE team has payload 1K nearly ready for outdoor testing 
  3. Imminent launch of payload 1B, as of 0640 on 02Jan2013 UT (2239 01Jan2013 PST)  SIM=H1  (SANAE acting as ground station for launch and balloon ascent) 


Payload 1J is still up and running. The Solar wind has sped up a bit, but that's not saying much. It's now at around 350 km/s up from ~250 km/s earlier today. Bz has turned southward sharply earlier tonight so although we might not have a large geomagnetic storm, perhaps we've had or will have some substorms through out these early morning hours. 

We'll share updates as we get them, 

Goodnight