Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Daily e-mail January 29th 2013


Good evening 

My computer died last night so sorry if I'm late with posts and e-mails, or don’t respond promptly to replies. No worries though, all of my stuff is backed up on multiple drives, so it's just the inconvenience of not having my laptop to easily use my stuff. Hopefully I'll have it back in two days time, or sooner if possible. In the mean time I'm trying to find any computer in the lab that I can that is free. Still the campaign marches on and we are getting some great data from the payloads. 

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

Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: possible launch if the ground weather is good
Halley 6: no new news

Payloads coming down:
No new news
  
Conjunctions: 
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

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

GOES Electron Flux:
Have continued to be at normal levels is expected to be the same

GOES Proton Flux:
Has stayed at background levels for the lat 24 hours and is expected to be the same

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

Solar wind speed is 368.6 km/s but with bursts above 550 km/s
Solar proton density 1.4 cm^(-3) 

52 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 = 2
Bz = 0.0 nT
Btotal = 2.9 nT 

There are no coronal holes present at this time


From Kyoto:
AE: very quiet!

Dst: We have recovered from the storm and are back to the very quiet conditions 


Goodnight and remember to back up your computer regularly!