Sunday, August 9, 2015

Status report from the PI

BARREL Status Report #6
August 9, 2015

Quick update from the BARREL team: The weather Monday morning looks favorable for our compatibilty test with Esrange. A brief FRR will be held after completion of the test.  If no issues arise and if the winds remain low enough, we will have our first launch attempt. 

Because of the upper level wind direction (west), the flight is predicted to be somewhat short (~10 hours) but will allow us to capture a very nice conjunction with both Van Allen Probe satellites.