Sunday, February 3, 2013

Daily e-mail Feb. 3rd 2013


Good Morning, 

Sorry for the delays with these posts. My computer died as you know and then my internet decided to also go out. However I am back in working order (fingers crossed) so back to writing blog posts! Don't worry nothing much exciting happened over the last two days with space weather events, but the next few days could get interesting! 
 
Payloads up: 
SANAE IV: 1Q, 1T, 1U, 1V
Halley 6:  1H, 1I, 1A

Payloads coming down:
1I, 1H, and 1Q are starting to (or have already) dipped below 27 km and are expected to be terminated in the next few days. 
 

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 28-29 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

Halley Bay :
Very little wave activity  

GOES Electron Flux:
Have continued to be at normal to moderate levels and are expected to be the same for the next three days with possibly a slight increase tomorrow
 
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 with possibly a slight increase tomorrow
 
Space Weather from Spaceweather.com and SWPC.noaa.gov
 
Solar wind speed is 432.7 km/s 
Solar proton density 6.7 cm^(-3) 
 
54 sunspots are now visible. NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 5% and a 1% chance of an X class flare. 
 
Kp is quiet kp = 1 with a 24 max of kp = 3
Bz = 5.3 nT north
Btotal = 6.8 nT 
 
There are now two small coronal holes and possibly a third now showing on the Eastern limb.  The associated Solar winds are starting to hit the Earth although the IMF has been mostly northward leading to little geomagnetic activity. There have been a few flares, but all appear to have occurred eastward of the geo-effective region. 
 
From Kyoto:
AE: some very small activity.
 
Dst: very quiet. possibly a small SI 
 
 
Have a good day and remember to back up your computer!