Thursday, January 23, 2014

From the Ice: BARREL Status Update #32

The surface winds didn't cooperate for a launch today at either Halley or SANAE. SANAE may have an opportunity tomorrow. It looks like the weather will start to improve at Halley over the weekend, and we can't wait! The sky has been white for days which isn't very nice when everything else around is white as well! It's a good time for bad weather, though, as solar and geomagnetic activity have been pretty low. There are now 10 numbered sunspots on the sun, so some possibility that the activity will be increasing soon.