The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

Expected Malindi Contacts

General Description:

The prime ground station for the Swift mission is located in Malindi, Kenya, and is operated by the Italian Space Agency. Normally most of the Swift Quick Look data are produced from telemetry received at the Malindi Ground Station. The contacts with Malindi are usually supplemented with contacts with NASA ground stations, such as the one in Wallops, VA, (designated WS1). Typically there is a lag of a couple of hours between the telemetry being received at the station and the corresponding data being available on the Swift Quick Look web page, but there is considerable variation in the lag.

Because of the orbit of Swift and the location of Malindi, each day there is a series of contacts separated by about 100 minutes and then a gap for about 6 hours. The gap in Swift contacts is often reduced because of contacts with a NASA station. The table lists the planned contact times and durations for the next 7 days. There is no guarantee that these contacts will actually take place.

This page is normally updated Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at about 9 am local GSFC time.

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This report produced at 2022/329/13:40:02 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2022/329/13:27:09  691075659 221125  00:10:05   SA1 
2022/329/15:59:31  691084801 221125  00:11:59   SI1 
 (gap)
2022/329/20:49:10  691102180 221125  00:10:36   MAL 
2022/330/00:12:33  691114383 221126  00:10:46   MAL 
2022/330/01:22:31  691118581 221126  00:07:15   WG2 
2022/330/02:55:05  691124135 221126  00:08:42   WS1 
2022/330/05:21:13  691132903 221126  00:07:52   MAL 
2022/330/08:43:20  691145030 221126  00:11:49   MAL 
2022/330/09:55:20  691149350 221126  00:10:31   SA1 
2022/330/11:36:18  691155408 221126  00:10:49   SA1 
2022/330/12:08:37  691157347 221126  00:08:25   MAL 
2022/330/15:50:08  691170638 221126  00:12:19   SI1 
 (gap)
2022/330/21:51:01  691192291 221126  00:07:53   WG2 
2022/330/23:31:36  691198326 221126  00:08:29   WG2 
2022/331/00:03:36  691200246 221127  00:10:19   MAL 
2022/331/01:13:26  691204436 221127  00:06:33   WG2 
2022/331/02:45:50  691209980 221127  00:08:24   WS1 
2022/331/05:11:53  691218743 221127  00:08:23   MAL 
2022/331/08:34:04  691230874 221127  00:11:53   MAL 
2022/331/09:45:52  691235182 221127  00:10:40   SA1 
2022/331/11:27:00  691241250 221127  00:10:40   SA1 
 (gap)
2022/331/15:40:46  691256476 221127  00:12:34   SI1 
2022/331/18:49:45  691267815 221127  00:08:55   MAL 
2022/331/21:41:23  691278113 221127  00:08:16   WG2 
2022/331/23:22:14  691284164 221127  00:08:21   WG2 
 (gap)
2022/332/05:02:30  691304580 221128  00:08:56   MAL 
2022/332/08:24:51  691316721 221128  00:11:51   MAL 
2022/332/09:36:25  691321015 221128  00:10:45   SA2 
2022/332/11:17:40  691327090 221128  00:10:30   SA2 
2022/332/13:50:30  691336260 221128  00:11:23   SI1 
2022/332/15:31:38  691342328 221128  00:12:45   SI1 
2022/332/18:40:10  691353640 221128  00:09:42   MAL 
2022/332/21:32:03  691363953 221128  00:08:30   WG2 
2022/332/22:02:50  691365800 221128  00:11:17   MAL 
2022/332/23:04:46  691369516 221128  00:08:19   WS1 
 (gap)
2022/333/04:53:06  691390416 221129  00:09:29   MAL 
2022/333/08:15:40  691402570 221129  00:11:42   MAL 
2022/333/09:27:02  691406852 221129  00:10:47   SA2 
2022/333/11:08:25  691412935 221129  00:10:15   SA2 
2022/333/13:41:05  691422095 221129  00:11:50   SI1 
2022/333/15:22:21  691428171 221129  00:12:50   SI1 
2022/333/18:30:38  691439468 221129  00:10:21   MAL 
2022/333/19:42:28  691443778 221129  00:07:04   WG2 
2022/333/21:22:34  691449784 221129  00:08:37   WG2 
2022/333/21:53:46  691451656 221129  00:10:59   MAL 
2022/333/23:03:55  691455865 221129  00:07:41   WG2 
 (gap)
2022/334/04:43:41  691476251 221130  00:10:00   MAL 
2022/334/07:36:48  691486638 221130  00:10:17   SA2 
2022/334/08:06:31  691488421 221130  00:11:28   MAL 
2022/334/09:17:40  691492690 221130  00:10:47   SA2 
 (gap)
2022/334/13:31:41  691507931 221130  00:12:13   SI1 
2022/334/15:13:06  691514016 221130  00:12:49   SI1 
2022/334/18:21:09  691525299 221130  00:10:52   MAL 
2022/334/19:32:43  691529593 221130  00:07:41   WG2 
2022/334/21:05:10  691535140 221130  00:07:32   WS1 
2022/334/21:44:45  691537515 221130  00:10:36   MAL 
2022/334/22:54:45  691541715 221130  00:07:08   WG2 
2022/335/02:53:19  691556029 221201  00:07:56   MAL 
2022/335/06:15:25  691568155 221201  00:11:46   MAL 
2022/335/07:27:18  691572468 221201  00:10:30   SA2 
2022/335/09:08:20  691578530 221201  00:10:42   SA2 
2022/335/09:40:55  691580485 221201  00:08:00   MAL 
2022/335/13:22:17  691593767 221201  00:12:32   SI1 
2022/335/15:03:53  691599863 221201  00:12:44   SI1 
2022/335/18:11:41  691611131 221201  00:11:16   MAL 
2022/335/19:23:04  691615414 221201  00:08:06   WG2 
2022/335/20:55:41  691620971 221201  00:07:48   WS1 
2022/335/22:45:42  691627572 221201  00:06:20   WG2 
2022/336/02:43:55  691641865 221202  00:08:30   MAL 
2022/336/06:06:09  691653999 221202  00:11:47   MAL 
2022/336/07:17:50  691658300 221202  00:10:40   SA2 
2022/336/08:59:01  691664371 221202  00:10:33   SA2 
Using file ICS_2022_329_132600_00.txt