This post is just really to make sure that everyone who needs to be on the daily e-mails is on the daily e-mail. If you did not receive an e-mail or see the BARREL blog post and need to be on the e-mail list, please let me know. As with the last two campaigns a shortened version of these e-mails will be posted on the BARREL science blog http://barrelscience.blogspot.com
Summary of the EFW/EMFISIS team meeting disscusions:
Yesterday we had a discussion in the EFW/EMFISIS team meetings about how the daily e-mails and telecoms will work for the Kiruna mission. There wasn't too much discussion about changes to how the burst coordination was previously run. Below are short summaries of the important bits.
I'll start the daily e-mails next week after I arrive in Sweden (sometime on or after August 3rd). Our first absolute possible launch date is August 7th, but this will of course depend on the stratospheric winds as well as the ground weather. The daily e-mails will try to keep everyone up to date on how this date may change.
As these aren't necessary right away, we'll try to push them off as long as possible. This telecom will consist of updating the current launch likelihood for August 7th, an update on the BARREL campaign set up, and any other discussions that may be needed prior to the first possible launch. At this time we'll again decide when the next telecom is, e.g. do we need to start them up right away or decide on when we'll have the next check in. Also make sure to check the daily e-mails for updates on this. And as a challenge for this year, our shortest telecom (and most of them I believe were this either this short or not too much longer) was 6 mins, perhaps this year we can beat that!
Missions specific information (Van Allen Probes, MMS, BIERS, FIREBIRD, HiT&MIS and others)
If you would like to have information added to the daily e-mails and/or posted to the blog I'm happy to oblige. In the past I have try to include information from real (or near real time) observatories such as magnetometers, GOES, and SW data. We of course also include information on the burst times that we have identified as interesting and are telemetering down from the Van Allen Probes and include that in the daily e-mails as well. If you would like to have other information included please send me an update at least two hours prior to the daily tag up time. If I get the update after I've sent out the daily e-mail, the update will be included in the next day's e-mail.
Hej då (Swedish for goodbye)