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 2022/019/20:56:01 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2022/019/14:11:25  664294313 220119  00:12:38   SI1 
 (gap)
2022/019/20:12:36  664315984 220119  00:08:22   WG1 
2022/019/21:53:34  664322042 220119  00:08:31   WG2 
2022/019/23:26:29  664327617 220119  00:08:49   WS1 
2022/020/01:08:15  664333723 220120  00:06:09   WS1 
2022/020/03:34:10  664342478 220120  00:09:00   MAL 
 (gap)
2022/020/08:08:32  664358940 220120  00:10:50   SA2 
2022/020/08:39:25  664360793 220120  00:10:31   MAL 
2022/020/09:50:11  664365039 220120  00:10:34   SA1 
2022/020/12:23:00  664374208 220120  00:11:28   SI1 
 (gap)
2022/020/18:25:20  664395948 220120  00:06:24   WG1 
2022/020/20:05:15  664401943 220120  00:08:37   WG2 
2022/020/20:36:05  664403793 220120  00:11:23   MAL 
2022/020/21:46:29  664408017 220120  00:08:14   WG1 
2022/020/23:19:21  664413589 220120  00:08:55   WS1 
 (gap)
2022/021/06:20:29  664438857 220121  00:10:05   SA2 
2022/021/08:01:35  664444923 220121  00:10:53   SA1 
2022/021/08:32:47  664446795 220121  00:09:48   MAL 
2022/021/09:42:54  664451002 220121  00:10:19   SA2 
2022/021/12:15:47  664460175 220121  00:11:58   SI1 
2022/021/13:57:13  664466261 220121  00:12:56   SI1 
2022/021/17:05:46  664477574 220121  00:10:30   MAL 
2022/021/18:17:39  664481887 220121  00:07:18   WG2 
2022/021/18:46:59  664483647 220121  00:11:49   MAL 
2022/021/19:57:57  664487905 220121  00:08:45   WG1 
2022/021/21:30:52  664493480 220121  00:08:38   WS1 
2022/021/23:12:16  664499564 220121  00:08:51   WS1 
 (gap)
2022/022/06:13:22  664524830 220122  00:10:27   SA1 
2022/022/06:42:57  664526605 220122  00:11:31   MAL 
2022/022/07:54:11  664530879 220122  00:10:52   SA2 
 (gap)
2022/022/12:08:35  664546143 220122  00:12:22   SI1 
 (gap)
2022/022/16:58:29  664563537 220122  00:11:03   MAL 
2022/022/18:10:06  664567834 220122  00:07:55   WG1 
2022/022/19:50:44  664573872 220122  00:08:45   WG2 
2022/022/20:22:29  664575777 220122  00:10:37   MAL 
2022/022/21:32:33  664579981 220122  00:07:10   WG1 
2022/022/23:05:13  664585541 220122  00:08:45   WS1 
2022/023/01:31:27  664594315 220123  00:08:10   MAL 
 (gap)
2022/023/06:05:51  664610779 220123  00:10:39   SA2 
2022/023/06:36:08  664612596 220123  00:11:07   MAL 
2022/023/07:47:19  664616867 220123  00:10:45   SA1 
 (gap)
2022/023/12:01:25  664632113 220123  00:12:41   SI1 
2022/023/13:43:13  664638221 220123  00:12:47   SI1 
2022/023/16:51:14  664649502 220123  00:11:27   MAL 
2022/023/18:02:40  664653788 220123  00:08:20   WG2 
2022/023/19:43:34  664659842 220123  00:08:37   WG2 
2022/023/21:16:29  664665417 220123  00:08:48   WS1 
2022/023/22:58:13  664671521 220123  00:08:20   WS1 
2022/024/01:24:10  664680278 220124  00:08:47   MAL 
2022/024/04:46:45  664692433 220124  00:11:52   MAL 
2022/024/05:58:51  664696759 220124  00:10:48   SA1 
2022/024/07:40:15  664702843 220124  00:10:33   SA1 
 (gap)
2022/024/11:54:17  664718085 220124  00:12:54   SI1 
2022/024/13:36:18  664724206 220124  00:12:33   SI1 
2022/024/15:03:00  664729408 220124  00:09:45   MAL 
2022/024/17:55:18  664739746 220124  00:08:36   WG1 
2022/024/18:25:54  664741582 220124  00:11:31   MAL 
2022/024/19:28:09  664745317 220124  00:08:23   WS1 
2022/024/21:09:21  664751389 220124  00:08:58   WS1 
2022/025/01:16:56  664766244 220125  00:09:23   MAL 
2022/025/04:10:46  664776674 220125  00:10:06   SA1 
2022/025/04:39:45  664778413 220125  00:11:44   MAL 
2022/025/05:51:38  664782726 220125  00:10:53   SA1 
2022/025/07:33:12  664788820 220125  00:10:17   SA1 
2022/025/10:05:47  664797975 220125  00:11:57   SI1 
2022/025/11:47:11  664804059 220125  00:13:01   SI1 
2022/025/14:55:37  664815365 220125  00:10:28   MAL 
2022/025/16:07:47  664819695 220125  00:07:06   WG2 
2022/025/17:48:00  664825708 220125  00:08:44   WG2 
2022/025/18:19:02  664827570 220125  00:11:12   MAL 
2022/025/19:20:54  664831282 220125  00:08:36   WS1 
 (gap)
2022/026/02:50:53  664858281 220126  00:11:39   MAL 
2022/026/04:03:25  664862633 220126  00:10:26   SA1 
2022/026/04:32:48  664864396 220126  00:11:29   MAL 
2022/026/05:44:28  664868696 220126  00:10:52   SA1 
 (gap)
2022/026/09:58:34  664883942 220126  00:12:23   SI1 
2022/026/11:40:08  664890036 220126  00:13:01   SI1 
Using file ICS_2022_019_133029_00.txt