Saturday, January 18, 2014

BARREL Daily Update Jan 18th 2014

Hi all, 

We had the launch of 2B and 2N within the last day! The space weather has been very quiet. but it looks like it should pick up next week. We have the coronal hole coming through and what appears to be a very active 1936 sunspot region! 

Ground Weather:
Temp.: -6. C
Wind speed: 8 knots

Halley 6: 
Temp.: -4.6 C
Wind speed: 7 knots 

Payloads up: Possible launch today from either site
SANAE IV: 2X, 2Y, 2A, 2B
Halley 6:  2L, 2N

Payloads coming down:
 Some are getting lowish but no news yet of one 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 :
Not much to say, very quiet. possibly some very faint waves yesterday afternoon. 

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: 305.4 km/s 
Solar proton density: 1.9 cm^(-3)  

Sun spot number: 95
NOAA has the likelihood of a M class flare at 30% and a 1% chance of an X class flare.  

There is a coronal hole coming which is expected to hit Earth on Jan 22nd. 

Kp is quiet 
kp =0 with a 24 max of kp = 2

Bz = 2.1 south
Btotal = 1.2 nT  

From Kyoto:
AE:  very quiet!

Dst: very very quiet. 

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