Next: The Mission Operations Center Up: Operations Previous: The Tracking and Data   Contents

Ground Stations

The primary ground station for the Swift spacecraft is the Malindi Ground Station, which is located in Kenya at 40.1945 degrees east longitude and 2.9956 degrees south latitude. Swift also uses ground stations of NASA's Near Earth Network. Each ground station uplinks spacecraft commands received from the MOC. It also receives spacecraft real-time housekeeping data and forwards it to the MOC in real-time. Ground stations also receive and record high rate spacecraft data, then forward it to the MOC after each contact.

Eleonora Troja 2013-09-03