Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 19th Daily e-mail.

Hej och god morgon (Hi and good morning), 

Update Summary
This morning we launched payload 3D at about 8:02 Local time (6:02 UT). It was cut down just moments ago at about  12:50 UT. 

We may try for a launch on Friday morning. There is also the possibility of a high speed stream encountering the Earth at about that time.  

News from Kiruna
Ground Weather:
Temp.:  23.0 C
Wind speed:  1.1 m/s with a max of 2.8 m/s within the last five minutes or so.  

Stratospheric weather:
Turnaround may be here but the winds are fast and unpredictable. 

Payloads up: Next possible launch Friday morning 9am. 

Payloads coming/which came down:3A launched at ~ 13:50 UT on August 10th and terminated at about 20:30 UT on August 10th
3B launched at ~4:30 UT on August 13th and terminated at about 17:18 UT on August 13th. 
3C launched at ~12:10 UT on August 17th and terminated at about 03:33 UT on August 18th. 
3D launched at ~6:02 UT on August 19th and terminated at about 12:50 UT on August 19th

News from Van Allen Probes:
Some new times for collection added. EMFISIS 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
No new News 

Space Weather  from , and Kyoto (possibly others as well)

Kiruna Magnetometer:
It looks like there was a substorm or some other activity last night. It also looked like there may have been an EMIC wave from about midnight to 3UT. 
Lots of broad band ULF power yesterday but no EMIC waves. 

It looks like there was some nice precipitation throughout the day at IVA, SOD, and ROV. 

GOES Electron Flux:
Both >2MeV and >800 keV seem to be recovering but there is still a lot of structure. 

GOES Proton Flux:
GOES proton fluxes are remaining nominal.

Solar wind speed: 
Vsw = 459.5 km/s

Solar proton density:
density = 3.6 protons/cm^3

Sun spot number:
20.  only one numbered sunspot.  

Flare activity:
Very quiet... 

kp =  2 with a 24 hour max of kp = 3

SW magnetic field:
Bz = 6.7 nT South
Btotal =  8.1 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. The current Earthward facing coronal hole is expected to hit around the 21st or 22nd. 

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

The Dst may have had a minor storm depending on if you say that it's still in the recovery phase of the August15/16th storm or not. We reached a min. Dst of -54 nT this morning at about 6 UT. 

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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