Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stationkeeping Burn #9 and an X1.6 Flare

Stationkeeping burn #9 will happen today (September 10, 2014) at 2215 UTC (6:15 p.m. ET). SDO data will be unavailable for about 30 minutes starting 2200 UTC (6:00 p.m. ET). This burn was delayed from last Wednesday when we became concerned about another satellite whose orbit would have come close to SDO after the burn.

Today the sun let loose a X1.6 flare, starting at 1721 and peaking at 1745 UTC.