Monday, January 20, 2014

BARREL Daily Update: Jan 20 2014

Hi all, 

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

Payload 2Z was recovered today.We also hope to have a launch of payload 2C as long as the winds stay still at SANAE. 

The sun has stayed quiet, but will hopefully be waking up for this coronal hole. There are also a whole munch more sunspots starting to show up but only one it slowly growing in complexity. None have been sputtering much. 

Ground Weather:
Temp.: -5. C
Wind speed: 1 knot

Halley 6: 
Temp.: -3.8 C
Wind speed: 12 knots 

Payloads up: 
SANAE IV: 2X, 2A, 2B (Payload 2C is moving to the flight line)
Halley 6:  2L,

Payloads coming down:
 2Y Some are getting lowish but no news yet of another one coming down. 

Collection times for EFW:  
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 :
none, very quiet

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

GOES Proton Flux:
The proton levels are at moderate levels. 

Space Weather from and 
Solar wind speed: 291.8 km/s 
Solar proton density: 3.6 cm^(-3)  

Sun spot number: 91
NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 10% and a 1% chance of an X class flare.  

There is a coronal hole coming which is expected to hit Earth on Jan 22nd with winds increasing on Jan 21st. This colorant hole is positively polarized, so hopefully we'll see some more negative Bz (?). 

Kp is quiet 
kp =1 with a 24 max of kp = 1

Bz = 3.3 south
Btotal = 3.6 nT  

From Kyoto:
AE:  very quiet

Dst: very quiet. 

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