Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Boxing Day, BARREL Status Updates: December 26th

Hi all and Happy Boxing Day!, 

Halley is currently trying to launch but there are some big guests of wind which may delay the launch until the ground weather clears up. The first launch for SANAE may be around the 28th of December. 

The geomagnetic activity has recovered since yesterday. The coronal hole may hit today so there is a chance of some geomagnetic activity.

Ground Weather:

Temp.: -12. C
Wind speed: 15 knots 

Halley 6: 

Temp.: -4.7 C
Wind speed: 10 knots 

Payloads up: Our first possible launch date is late on the day of Dec. 26 th. 

SANAE IV: none  
Halley 6:  none. 

Payloads coming down:


Recent possible events: 


Collection times for EFW: Maps of these collection times are attached. 

A: 16:00 - 19:00 (MLTs from 14 - 17)
B: 16:00 - 19:00 (MLTs from 14 - 16.5)

A: 16:00 - 20:00 (MLTs from 11.5 - 14.5)
B: 16:30 - 20:30 (MLTs from 11 - 15)

A: 18:50 - 21:50 (MLTs from 11-14)
B: 19:00 - 22:00 (MLTs from 11-13.5)

Halley Bay :

A number of nice EMIC Waves 

GOES Electron Flux:

The electron flux over the last 12 hours is returning to normal. 

GOES Proton Flux:

There is a increase in the proton flux over the last 12 hours. 

Space Weather from and 

Solar wind speed: 274.2 km/s 
Solar proton density: 1.5 cm^(-3)  

Sun spot number: 81  

NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 25% and a 1% chance of an X class flare.  

Kp is quiet 

kp = 1 with a 24 max of kp = 1

Bz = 1.8 nT north

Btotal = 5.5 nT  

There is a Coronal hole in the northern hemisphere which could possible hit Earth Today. 

From Kyoto:

AE: quiet with some small activity.   

Dst: The small storm yesterday with a Dst_min of -39nT has now recovered.

Have a good day and We hope you enjoy Boxing day!

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