Monday, August 17, 2015

Status report from the PI

BARREL Status Report #10
August 17, 2015

The third BARREL payload (3C) was launched today at roughly 1208 UT. Just a reminder that you can track the payload progress at the BARREL SOC website:

Click on "Maps" to see the payload track (shown in green - the previous flights are in blue and red).  The Data Browser allows you to plot real-time summary data if you're interested. 

Geomagnetic activity has been increasing over the last few days and we are currently experiencing a moderate geomagnetic storm. The payload is not following the predicted trajectory but is moving relatively slowly for now so we are hoping for a flight at least as long as the previous one (fingers crossed!).

Also, you may have noticed that I didn't send out a status report for the past few days. The weather was not favorable for a launch yesterday so there was nothing to report, and I didn't think you needed me filling up your inbox with nonsense. Since we are only launching every few days, I will only send out status reports when there is something to report.