Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 18th Daily e-mail.

Hej och god morgon (Hi and good morning), 

Update Summary
Yesterday we had our third launch, payload 3C. It lasted for almost 16 hours and had activity again for almost the entire flight. It was terminated this morning at about 5:30 local time. We'll recovery the payload tomorrow. It landed at most 1.5 km from the road. 

No launch today but we're going to try for a launch tomorrow morning. The Sun appears to be quiet at the moment. However there are a few coronal holes which may produce some high speed streams by the 19th and increasing through the 21st according to the WSA-ENLIL model. 

News from Kiruna
Ground Weather:
Temp.:  22.7 C
Wind speed:  1.9 m/s with a max of 3.5 m/s within the last five minutes or so.  

Stratospheric weather:
Turnaround is almost here! We expect to see it on Monday. 

Payloads up: Next possible launch Monday mid day/early afternoon. 
3C launched at ~12:10 UT on August 17th.

Payloads coming/which came down:3A terminated at about 20:30 UT on August 10th
3B terminated at about 17:18 UT on August 13th. 
3C terminated at about 03:33 UT on August 18th

News from Van Allen Probes:
Some new times for collection added. EMPHASIS saw a lot of activity on the 17th. 

News from MMS: 
No new news.

News from THEMIS: 
No new News

News from Cluster:
From Fabien -  Just a comment about Cluster : A conjunction is possible on 20 and 21 (not so close on 20), but there are no conjunction possible with Cluster before 20-21 August

News from Firebird:
No new news

News from AeroCube 6
From Drew and Bern - They had some great conjunctions and are now trying to get down the data. 

News from EISCAT
EISCAT was able to capture most of yesterday's event. 

Space Weather  from Spaceweather.comSWPC.noaa.gov , and Kyoto (possibly others as well)

Kiruna Magnetometer:  http://www.irf.se/Observatory/?link=Magnetometers
The activity in the magnetometer seems to be recovering. Still no EMIC waves. 
Lots of broad band ULF power but no EMIC waves. 

It looks like there was some nice precipitation earlier in the day yesterday, but t seems to have died down by about 15:00 UT.  

GOES Electron Flux:
Both >2MeV and >800 keV are still elevated.  

GOES Proton Flux:
GOES proton fluxes are remaining nominal.

Solar wind speed: 
Vsw = 449.5 km/s

Solar proton density:
density = 2.4 protons/cm^3

Sun spot number:
20. Apparently this is the fewest sunspots the Sun has had in 2015.  

Flare activity:
Very quiet... 

kp =  2 with a 24 hour max of kp = 4

SW magnetic field:
Bz = 1.6 nT South
Btotal =  3.6 nT

Coronal hole news
There is now an Earthward facing coronal hole. It is more poleward, but much larger than the last. There is a second coral hole which is a bit smaller but at the solar equator which is starting to possibly become Earth directed. 

AE is quieting down compared to the last couple of days. 

The Dst appears to still be slowly recovering and is now at -15 nT. 

Swedish Phrase of the day:
A street names down the road
här bor jag  = Here I live

Hej då och god kväll från Kiruna (Good bye and good evening from Kiruna), 

Alexa and the BARREL team. 

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