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.

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This report produced at 2019/053/13:40:03 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2019/053/13:50:13  572536235 190222  00:07:53   MAL 
2019/053/14:49:10  572539772 190222  00:06:07   WS1 
 (gap)
2019/053/22:20:45  572566867 190222  00:10:30   MAL 
 (gap)
2019/054/03:45:46  572586368 190223  00:12:54   SI1 
2019/054/06:54:48  572597710 190223  00:09:45   MAL 
2019/054/09:47:11  572608053 190223  00:08:25   WG2 
2019/054/10:17:51  572609893 190223  00:11:34   MAL 
2019/054/11:28:28  572614130 190223  00:08:05   WG2 
2019/054/12:01:01  572616083 190223  00:09:41   MAL 
 (gap)
2019/054/17:09:07  572634569 190223  00:09:46   MAL 
2019/054/20:32:15  572646757 190223  00:11:50   MAL 
 (gap)
2019/055/01:58:24  572666326 190224  00:11:54   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/055/06:48:38  572683740 190224  00:10:28   MAL 
2019/055/08:00:41  572688063 190224  00:07:04   WG2 
2019/055/10:12:12  572695954 190224  00:11:12   MAL 
2019/055/11:22:38  572700180 190224  00:07:37   WG2 
2019/055/11:55:36  572702158 190224  00:09:03   MAL 
2019/055/12:55:29  572705751 190224  00:08:44   WS1 
2019/055/15:21:44  572714526 190224  00:07:55   MAL 
2019/055/18:44:25  572726687 190224  00:11:53   MAL 
 (gap)
2019/056/01:52:22  572752364 190225  00:12:19   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/056/06:42:31  572769773 190225  00:11:01   MAL 
2019/056/07:54:16  572774078 190225  00:07:45   WG1 
2019/056/10:06:37  572782019 190225  00:10:45   MAL 
2019/056/11:16:54  572786236 190225  00:06:55   WG1 
2019/056/11:50:14  572788236 190225  00:08:24   MAL 
2019/056/15:15:46  572800568 190225  00:08:30   MAL 
2019/056/16:57:01  572806643 190225  00:10:53   MAL 
 (gap)
2019/057/01:46:22  572838404 190226  00:12:38   SI1 
2019/057/04:55:42  572849764 190226  00:08:47   MAL 
2019/057/07:47:58  572860100 190226  00:08:13   WG1 
2019/057/08:18:13  572861915 190226  00:11:44   MAL 
2019/057/09:28:59  572866161 190226  00:08:25   WG1 
2019/057/10:01:07  572868089 190226  00:10:12   MAL 
 (gap)
2019/057/15:09:46  572886608 190226  00:09:07   MAL 
2019/057/16:50:59  572892681 190226  00:11:20   MAL 
2019/057/19:44:31  572903093 190226  00:11:03   SA1 
2019/057/21:25:45  572909167 190226  00:10:51   SA2 
 (gap)
2019/058/01:40:25  572924447 190227  00:12:50   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/058/06:30:28  572941850 190227  00:11:41   MAL 
2019/058/07:41:45  572946127 190227  00:08:31   WG1 
2019/058/08:12:30  572947972 190227  00:11:29   MAL 
2019/058/09:23:03  572952205 190227  00:08:09   WG1 
2019/058/09:55:40  572954162 190227  00:09:35   MAL 
 (gap)
2019/058/15:03:43  572972645 190227  00:09:44   MAL 
2019/058/16:44:59  572978721 190227  00:11:40   MAL 
2019/058/17:57:33  572983075 190227  00:10:17   SA1 
2019/058/19:38:30  572989132 190227  00:11:05   SA1 
 (gap)
2019/059/01:34:30  573010492 190228  00:12:55   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/059/05:55:14  573026136 190228  00:07:12   WG1 
2019/059/07:35:37  573032159 190228  00:08:39   WG1 
 (gap)
2019/059/17:51:09  573069091 190228  00:10:33   SA2 
2019/059/21:14:04  573081266 190228  00:10:09   SA2 
 (gap)
2019/060/01:28:39  573096541 190301  00:12:53   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/060/05:48:49  573112151 190301  00:07:53   WG1 
2019/060/07:29:32  573118194 190301  00:08:40   WG1 
2019/060/09:02:32  573123774 190301  00:08:42   WS1 
2019/060/10:44:11  573129873 190301  00:08:40   WS1 
Using file ICS_2019_053_125819_00.txt