Give and take...

Good news!  The GPS receiver responsible for site timing at PINA has been replaced!  Data from PINA is now GPS governed again.  However, the GPS receiver at Gillam has now failed!  This will be replaced shortly!

Data flowing again from FSIM and PINA

Data is flowing again from Fort Simpson and Pinawa.  A problem with the GPS units at these sites left the fluxgate magnetometer waiting for a PPS signal that never came.  These units will be replaced, but until then, the magnetometers are running on their own internal oscillator.

Data flow restored from OSAK, THRF

Data flow has been restored from the fluxgate magnetometer in Osakis, MN.  A combination of mice and mice chasing animals had destroyed the cable to the magnetometer.  This has been replaced and protected in hard PVC conduit.

In Thief River a faulty router was replaced and data flow resumed.

Oxford House online

The installation of the Oxford House, MB magnetometer station has now been completed and the site is returning data.

RBSP satellites launched

This morning saw the launch of the Radiation Belt Storm Probes - RBSP - from Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The $700-million dollar mission involves two satellites, flying on the same orbit, studying the radiation belts.  During this mission, the magnetic footprint of the RBSP satellite will at times pass directly over the CARISMA array.  During these conjunctions, the CARISMA magnetometer network will enable the magnetic signature of events to be simulatneously monitored both in-situ by the satellites and on the ground.  This provides valuable tools for radiation belt science.

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