Thursday, January 24, 2013

Launch of 1T and Daily e-mail for Jan 24th 2013


Good Morning 

You may have noticed that 1G, 1Q and I think one more payload's data for the 23rd is missing from the soc. We are fixing the problem, and the data will be available later today. 

Payloads up: 
Maps of their current locations are attached at the bottom of the e-mail

SANAE IV: 1Q, 1S, 1T
Halley 6: 1C, 1G, 1H, 1I

Payloads ready for flight:
SANAE IV: 1T was launched today at 15:39 UT This makes launch number 16 I think, so only 4 more to go. Good job guys.
Halley 6: no new news.

Payloads coming down:
no new news


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




Jan 19 2013
Sat. A 0535 UT - 1300 UT
Sat. B 0535 UT - 1300 UT

Jan 18 2013
Sat. A 0205 UT - 1000 UT
Sat. B 0205 UT - 1000 UT

Jan 17 2013 
Sat. A 0030 UT - 0650 UT
Sat. B 0030 UT - 0650 UT




Halley Bay Mag:
relatively quiet compared to recent past days. Some activity in the morning from 00:00 to 04:00 UT

GOES Electron Flux:
Have continued to be at normal levels. 

GOES Proton Flux:
Has stayed at background levels for the lat 24 hours + 


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

Solar wind speed is 273.8 km/s
Solar proton density 2.5 cm^(-3) 

68 sunspots are now visible. NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 10% and a 1% chance of an X class flare. There are a couple of sunspots which are growing and becoming more complex, but are not yet likely to produce moderate to large geomagnetic storms. There have been a few CMEs but all have occurred at sunspots which were on the eastern limb and are not expected to be geo-effective at all. 

Kp is quiet kp = 0 with a 24 max of kp = 1
Bz = 0.7 nT north
Btotal = 4.3 nT 

There is a coronal hole in the southern hemisphere which is now about half way across the surface of the sun. The HSS would be expected to reach us between the 25th and the 27th if this hole is geo-effective. NOAA gives it a 20 - 25% chance of creating a geomagnetic storm. 


From Kyoto:
AE: very quiet, a few small blips. 

Dst: very quiet again. 


Talk to you all soon