ISWI Newsletter - Vol.4 No.94
15 August 2012

Dear ISWI Participant:

Today, again, two topics ... not directly related to each other.

(Topic 1) RBSP launch

This link comes from Dr David Sibeck of GSFC/NASA in Greenbelt,MD, USA:

It is a good introduction to NASA's RBSP Mission. The rocket is scheduled to be launched on August 23, which is next Thursday. If successful, this mission will provide a plethora of scientific data for the space weather research community. Stay tuned to this newsletter for more information. And check out that link from Dr Sibeck.

(Topic 2) SuperSID Software

According to Dr Hans Haubold of UNOOSA, one of the largest ISWI instrument arrays is the SID network. The following message was sent out to SID users on August 12. I re-send here it for the benefit of SID users who may have not seen it. If you are a SID user but not on "Mailing list for SuperSID Software;, please contact: Jaap Akkerhuis <jaap[at]>.

From: Jaap Akkerhuis <jaap[at]>
To: Mailing list for SuperSID Software
Date: 12/08/2012 23:16
Subject: [SuperSoft] Yet another Release Candidate
Sent by: supersoft-bounces[at]

Starting tomorrow I'm on vacation and off-line most of the time but I wanted to release this ASAP. On request I have changed the default install path. There is also a last moment fix which improves the selectivity and thus boosts the signal. Lots of thanks to Donald Hutchens who suggested the change.

It might be that one can trim down the scaling factor with his fix, but please let me know the results.

Find the notes below for this release below.

    As usual, there are two versions, one with and one without the documents:

Let me know how things go, enjoy!

    Release 1.2.0r5
  • Force log_format to sid_format
  • set scaling factor to 230.00 to compensate for changes in the libraries
  • Default installation dirctory is now C:\SuperSid
  • Place a ShortCut to this installation directory on the Desktop
  • Don't put a link to uninstall in the SuperSidStartMenu to prevent mistakes
  • Don't truncate but round the bin in the Sampler class set_monitored_frequencies method.

Suggested by Donald Hutchens <donaldrhutchens[at]>

=============== End of the message for SID users ================

If you are the PI of an ISWI array, the ISWI Secretariat would very much like you to generate reports that can be circulated via the ISWI Newsletter. This is especially important now because the next ISWI workshop is just around the corner --- in Quito in October. (click here)

In the service of ISWI and beyond,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.

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