Wednesday, January 29, 2014

From the Ice: BARREL Status update # 36

Hi Folks,

 No launches again today. The surface winds were just a bit too high at both launch sites. The forecast for tomorrow looks very good so we expect to launch in the morning from Halley and possibly in the afternoon from SANAE. Payload 2D was terminated at 0340 UT today. It landed at 72.17S, 12.78W. The sun has become a bit more active with a bunch of M-class flares over the past day and a chance for a bigger flare. The active region we had at the start of the month has come back around to "our" side of the sun, so we hope to see things picking up for the end of our campaign.