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 2021/169/19:22:53 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2021/169/16:41:15  645727302 210618  00:08:23   WG1 
2021/169/18:14:11  645732878 210618  00:08:48   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/170/01:15:44  645758171 210619  00:10:05   SA1 
2021/170/01:44:50  645759917 210619  00:11:45   MAL 
2021/170/02:56:19  645764206 210619  00:11:01   SA2 
2021/170/04:38:06  645770313 210619  00:10:34   SA1 
2021/170/07:10:50  645779477 210619  00:11:44   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/170/12:00:59  645796886 210619  00:10:10   MAL 
2021/170/13:13:19  645801226 210619  00:06:26   WG2 
2021/170/14:53:20  645807227 210619  00:08:31   WG1 
2021/170/15:24:10  645809077 210619  00:11:31   MAL 
2021/170/16:34:38  645813305 210619  00:08:02   WG2 
2021/170/17:07:25  645815272 210619  00:09:27   MAL 
2021/170/18:07:32  645818879 210619  00:08:45   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/171/01:08:35  645844142 210620  00:10:26   SA2 
2021/171/02:49:49  645850216 210620  00:11:04   SA1 
2021/171/03:21:26  645852113 210620  00:09:20   MAL 
2021/171/04:31:15  645856302 210620  00:10:19   SA2 
2021/171/07:04:05  645865472 210620  00:12:11   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/171/13:06:07  645887194 210620  00:07:16   WG1 
2021/171/14:46:31  645893218 210620  00:08:35   WG2 
2021/171/16:28:08  645899315 210620  00:07:28   WG1 
2021/171/17:01:16  645901303 210620  00:08:51   MAL 
2021/171/18:00:55  645904882 210620  00:08:47   WS1 
2021/171/20:27:11  645913658 210620  00:07:58   MAL 
2021/171/23:49:46  645925813 210620  00:11:46   MAL 
2021/172/01:01:54  645930141 210621  00:10:47   SA1 
2021/172/01:31:53  645931940 210621  00:11:16   MAL 
2021/172/02:43:05  645936212 210621  00:11:02   SA1 
 (gap)
2021/172/06:57:20  645951467 210621  00:12:32   SI1 
2021/172/10:06:45  645962832 210621  00:08:11   MAL 
2021/172/12:59:02  645973169 210621  00:07:49   WG1 
2021/172/13:28:51  645974958 210621  00:11:57   MAL 
2021/172/14:31:47  645978734 210621  00:07:32   WS1 
2021/172/16:12:42  645984789 210621  00:08:34   WS1 
2021/172/16:55:09  645987336 210621  00:08:15   MAL 
2021/172/17:54:19  645990886 210621  00:08:28   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/173/00:55:04  646016131 210622  00:10:59   SA1 
2021/173/01:25:32  646017959 210622  00:10:50   MAL 
2021/173/02:36:25  646022212 210622  00:10:54   SA1 
 (gap)
2021/173/08:32:30  646043577 210622  00:12:49   SI1 
2021/173/11:40:33  646054860 210622  00:11:38   MAL 
2021/173/12:52:03  646059150 210622  00:08:12   WG1 
2021/173/14:24:54  646064721 210622  00:07:57   WS1 
2021/173/15:05:17  646067144 210622  00:10:08   MAL 
2021/173/16:06:00  646070787 210622  00:08:43   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/173/21:54:54  646091721 210622  00:11:18   MAL 
2021/173/23:07:30  646096077 210622  00:10:04   SA1 
2021/174/00:48:16  646102123 210623  00:11:06   SA1 
2021/174/02:29:47  646108214 210623  00:10:42   SA1 
2021/174/05:02:39  646117386 210623  00:11:34   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/174/09:52:50  646134797 210623  00:09:59   MAL 
2021/174/12:45:09  646145136 210623  00:08:26   WG1 
2021/174/13:15:54  646146981 210623  00:11:31   MAL 
2021/174/14:18:03  646150710 210623  00:08:16   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/174/20:06:56  646171643 210623  00:09:49   MAL 
2021/174/23:00:33  646182060 210623  00:10:28   SA1 
2021/174/23:30:02  646183829 210623  00:11:41   MAL 
2021/175/00:41:32  646188119 210624  00:11:07   SA1 
2021/175/02:23:12  646194219 210624  00:10:24   SA1 
2021/175/04:55:53  646203380 210624  00:12:02   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/175/10:57:57  646225104 210624  00:07:09   WG1 
2021/175/12:38:19  646231126 210624  00:08:31   WG1 
2021/175/14:11:15  646236702 210624  00:08:27   WS1 
2021/175/15:52:42  646242789 210624  00:08:44   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/175/22:53:39  646268046 210624  00:10:47   SA1 
2021/176/00:34:49  646274116 210625  00:11:05   SA1 
 (gap)
2021/176/06:30:46  646295473 210625  00:12:57   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/176/10:50:51  646311078 210625  00:07:45   WG1 
2021/176/12:23:35  646316642 210625  00:07:31   WS1 
2021/176/14:04:30  646322697 210625  00:08:32   WS1 
2021/176/15:46:06  646328793 210625  00:08:28   WS1 
Using file ICS_2021_169_154833_00.txt