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 2024/201/12:40:06 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2024/201/13:24:25  743088299 240719  00:06:37   WG2 
2024/201/13:56:58  743090252 240719  00:07:57   MAL 
2024/201/14:57:28  743093882 240719  00:08:10   WS1 
2024/201/16:24:02  743099076 240719  00:09:49   HI1 
2024/201/18:05:10  743105144 240719  00:09:53   HI2 
2024/201/20:41:02  743114496 240719  00:11:05   MAL 
2024/201/23:32:55  743124809 240719  00:10:13   SA1 
2024/202/00:04:21  743126695 240720  00:07:57   MAL 
 (gap)
2024/202/05:24:57  743145931 240720  00:12:23   SI1 
2024/202/08:31:07  743157101 240720  00:10:23   MAL 
2024/202/09:42:39  743161393 240720  00:06:39   WG2 
2024/202/10:11:27  743163121 240720  00:11:20   MAL 
2024/202/11:22:06  743167360 240720  00:07:47   WG2 
2024/202/13:02:51  743173405 240720  00:06:17   WG2 
2024/202/14:35:53  743178987 240720  00:08:02   WS1 
2024/202/16:02:39  743184193 240720  00:09:48   HI2 
2024/202/18:39:02  743193576 240720  00:09:44   MAL 
 (gap)
2024/202/23:11:12  743209906 240720  00:10:12   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/203/05:03:18  743231032 240721  00:12:21   SI1 
2024/203/08:09:17  743242191 240721  00:10:35   MAL 
2024/203/09:20:47  743246481 240721  00:06:53   WG2 
2024/203/09:49:43  743248217 240721  00:11:19   MAL 
2024/203/11:00:22  743252456 240721  00:07:44   WG2 
2024/203/12:33:46  743258060 240721  00:08:03   WS1 
2024/203/14:14:18  743264092 240721  00:07:51   WS1 
2024/203/18:17:12  743278666 240721  00:09:58   MAL 
2024/203/19:57:30  743284684 240721  00:11:11   MAL 
2024/203/21:09:16  743288990 240721  00:10:06   SA2 
2024/203/22:49:29  743295003 240721  00:10:10   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/204/04:41:42  743316136 240722  00:12:11   SI1 
2024/204/07:47:25  743327279 240722  00:10:45   MAL 
2024/204/08:58:52  743331566 240722  00:07:04   WG2 
2024/204/10:38:35  743337549 240722  00:07:39   WG2 
2024/204/11:09:38  743339412 240722  00:09:49   MAL 
2024/204/12:10:28  743343062 240722  00:08:07   WS1 
2024/204/13:37:52  743348306 240722  00:09:47   HI1 
2024/204/16:59:36  743360410 240722  00:09:50   HI1 
2024/204/17:55:19  743363753 240722  00:10:11   MAL 
2024/204/21:17:00  743375854 240722  00:10:10   MAL 
2024/204/22:27:42  743380096 240722  00:10:06   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/205/04:19:54  743401228 240723  00:12:13   SI1 
2024/205/05:45:57  743406391 240723  00:08:10   MAL 
2024/205/07:25:32  743412366 240723  00:10:54   MAL 
2024/205/08:36:59  743416653 240723  00:07:13   WG2 
2024/205/10:16:49  743422643 240723  00:07:34   WG2 
2024/205/10:47:58  743424512 240723  00:09:35   MAL 
2024/205/13:16:03  743433397 240723  00:09:46   HI1 
 (gap)
2024/205/18:18:45  743451559 240723  00:09:16   HI1 
2024/205/20:25:34  743459168 240723  00:10:15   SA1 
2024/205/20:55:18  743460952 240723  00:09:56   MAL 
2024/205/22:05:55  743465189 240723  00:10:03   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/206/02:17:21  743480275 240724  00:11:37   SI1 
2024/206/05:23:57  743491471 240724  00:08:33   MAL 
2024/206/08:15:05  743501739 240724  00:07:21   WG2 
2024/206/08:44:23  743503497 240724  00:11:07   MAL 
2024/206/09:55:03  743507737 240724  00:07:26   WG2 
2024/206/11:13:37  743512451 240724  00:09:25   HI1 
2024/206/14:35:04  743524538 240724  00:09:45   HI1 
2024/206/15:31:28  743527922 240724  00:08:17   MAL 
2024/206/17:56:56  743536650 240724  00:09:06   HI1 
2024/206/18:52:01  743539955 240724  00:11:12   MAL 
2024/206/20:03:43  743544257 240724  00:10:18   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/207/01:54:47  743565321 240725  00:12:15   SI1 
2024/207/03:36:30  743571424 240725  00:09:59   SI1 
2024/207/05:01:56  743576550 240725  00:08:54   MAL 
2024/207/07:52:23  743586777 240725  00:07:26   WG2 
2024/207/08:22:34  743588588 240725  00:11:00   MAL 
2024/207/09:32:27  743592781 240725  00:07:17   WG2 
2024/207/11:05:05  743598339 240725  00:08:04   WS1 
2024/207/14:13:11  743609625 240725  00:09:45   HI1 
2024/207/15:09:30  743613004 240725  00:08:34   MAL 
2024/207/18:30:08  743625042 240725  00:11:10   MAL 
2024/207/19:40:59  743629293 240725  00:10:20   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/208/01:32:50  743650404 240726  00:12:18   SI1 
2024/208/03:13:52  743656466 240726  00:11:49   SI1 
2024/208/04:39:53  743661627 240726  00:09:13   MAL 
2024/208/07:30:20  743671854 240726  00:07:31   WG2 
2024/208/08:00:44  743673678 240726  00:10:52   MAL 
2024/208/09:10:32  743677866 240726  00:07:06   WG2 
2024/208/10:43:15  743683429 240726  00:08:04   WS1 
Using file ICS_2024_201_122602_00.txt