Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BARREL Daily Update Jan. 15th 2014

Hi all, 

2I was terminated last night at ~21:28 UT. 

The Space weather still looks very quiet. On Twitter, some of the space weather groups are saying that there is a small CME from a M1 flare (small moderate flare) that has a possibility of glancing by the Earth on January 17th. I can't find this reported at NOAA so I'm betting that if it hits, it won't be big at all. 

The SANAE team tried to get 2Z yesterday and wasn't able to land and so they are going to try again today as well if the weather is good. Otherwise the next possible launch date is tomorrow, Thursday. Not much else to report from here. 

Ground Weather:
Temp.: -8. C
Wind speed: 2. knots but looks like they will calm down in the next couple of days

Halley 6: 
Temp.: -2.6 C
Wind speed: 16 knots 

Payloads up: Possible launch today from either site
Halley 6:  2T, 2L

Payloads coming down:

Collection times for EFW:  
A: 16:00-17:30 (MLTs 11.5-13) Pass to West of stations
A: 19:10-21:40 (MLTs 14-16.5)
B: 17:10-18:40 (MLTs 11.5-13)
B: 21:15-22:45 (MLTs 14.5-16)

2013-01-04 to 2013-01-05   Far to West pass
A: 18:50-20:20 (MLTs 11.3-12.8)
A: 22:50-00:20(jan5)   (MLTs 15-16)
B: 20:15-21:40 (MLTs 11.5-13)

A: 16:20-18:20 (MLTs 14.5-16.2)   pass b/t stations
B: 14:20-16:20 (MLTs 11.6-13.4)   pass b/t and West of stations
    18:00-20:00 (MLTs 14.3-16.3)

2013-01-06 (A just to West, B quite a ways to West)
A: 15:40-21:30   (6h 10m)
B: 17:30-19:30  (2h)
20:30-23:00 (2h 30m)

2013-01-07 (A quite west, B very west of stations)
A: 19:00-21:00  (2h)
22:30-23:59  (1h 30m)
B: 20:45-21:45  (1h)
00:45Jan8-02:00Jan8  (2h 15m)

2013-01-09  (A just to West, B quite a ways to West)
A: 15:15-21:15 (at 16k)  (6h)      
B: 17:30-20:30 (at 16k)  (3h)
     20:33-24:00 (at 4k)   (3.5hrs)

2013-01-10 (west of stations)
A: 18:00-01:00(jan11)
B: 20:00-03:00(jan11)

B: 14:45-21:00

A: 14:40-21:30
B: 17:00-24:00

Halley Bay Search Coil Magnetometer :
some strong ULF wave power

GOES Electron Flux:
The electron levels have stayed at moderate levels. 

GOES Proton Flux:
They have recovered to below the SEP threshold but they are still moderately high. 

Space Weather from and 
Solar wind speed: 470.4 km/s 
Solar proton density: 1.1 cm^(-3)  

Sun spot number: 95
NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 25% and a 10% chance of an X class flare.  

Kp is quiet 
kp =0 with a 24 max of kp = 3

Bz = 0.3 north
Btotal = 2.5 nT  

The Coronal hole is now probably no longer geo-effective perhaps there is one starting to show it's way around on the other side of the sun.  

From Kyoto:
AE:  very quiet, but only half or so of the stations are reporting in still at this time.  

Dst: very quiet. 

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