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 2021/260/19:56:02 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2021/260/13:40:39  653578867 210917  00:07:14   WG1 
2021/260/15:21:04  653584892 210917  00:08:30   WG2 
2021/260/15:52:19  653586767 210917  00:11:05   MAL 
2021/260/16:53:59  653590467 210917  00:08:28   WS1 
2021/260/18:35:26  653596554 210917  00:08:45   WS1 
2021/260/21:01:36  653605324 210917  00:08:03   MAL 
2021/261/00:24:11  653617479 210918  00:11:51   MAL 
2021/261/01:36:21  653621809 210918  00:10:47   SA1 
2021/261/03:17:31  653627879 210918  00:11:04   SA1 
2021/261/03:49:49  653629817 210918  00:08:26   MAL 
 (gap)
2021/261/09:13:28  653649236 210918  00:12:55   SI1 
2021/261/12:21:45  653660533 210918  00:11:12   MAL 
2021/261/13:33:28  653664836 210918  00:07:48   WG2 
2021/261/15:06:13  653670401 210918  00:07:32   WS1 
2021/261/15:45:55  653672783 210918  00:10:37   MAL 
2021/261/16:47:08  653676456 210918  00:08:32   WS1 
2021/261/18:28:45  653682553 210918  00:08:24   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/262/01:29:25  653707793 210919  00:10:58   SA1 
2021/262/03:10:45  653713873 210919  00:10:56   SA1 
 (gap)
2021/262/07:25:00  653729128 210919  00:12:43   SI1 
2021/262/10:34:07  653740475 210919  00:09:04   MAL 
2021/262/13:26:23  653750811 210919  00:08:11   WG1 
2021/262/13:56:39  653752627 210919  00:11:43   MAL 
2021/262/14:59:12  653756380 210919  00:07:58   WS1 
2021/262/16:40:19  653762447 210919  00:08:43   WS1 
2021/262/20:47:55  653777303 210919  00:09:15   MAL 
2021/262/23:41:46  653787734 210919  00:10:01   SA1 
2021/263/00:10:45  653789473 210920  00:11:55   MAL 
2021/263/01:22:11  653793759 210920  00:11:05   SA1 
2021/263/03:03:40  653799848 210920  00:10:44   SA1 
2021/263/05:36:35  653809023 210920  00:11:29   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/263/10:27:04  653826452 210920  00:09:53   MAL 
2021/263/11:39:03  653830771 210920  00:06:17   WG2 
2021/263/13:19:01  653836769 210920  00:08:26   WG2 
2021/263/13:50:06  653838634 210920  00:11:26   MAL 
2021/263/15:00:18  653842846 210920  00:07:58   WG2 
2021/263/16:33:30  653848438 210920  00:08:41   WS1 
2021/263/20:41:02  653863290 210920  00:09:52   MAL 
2021/263/23:34:22  653873690 210920  00:10:24   SA1 
2021/264/00:04:06  653875474 210921  00:11:46   MAL 
2021/264/01:15:18  653879746 210921  00:11:06   SA1 
2021/264/02:56:57  653885845 210921  00:10:25   SA1 
2021/264/05:29:41  653895009 210921  00:11:57   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/264/10:20:04  653912432 210921  00:10:33   MAL 
2021/264/11:31:40  653916728 210921  00:07:11   WG2 
2021/264/13:12:02  653922750 210921  00:08:32   WG2 
2021/264/13:43:37  653924645 210921  00:11:04   MAL 
2021/264/14:53:37  653928845 210921  00:07:28   WG2 
2021/264/16:26:45  653934433 210921  00:08:44   WS1 
2021/264/18:52:55  653943203 210921  00:07:58   MAL 
 (gap)
2021/264/23:27:20  653959668 210921  00:10:42   SA1 
2021/265/01:08:27  653965735 210922  00:11:04   SA1 
2021/265/01:40:59  653967687 210922  00:08:42   MAL 
2021/265/02:50:16  653971844 210922  00:10:00   SA1 
2021/265/05:22:48  653980996 210922  00:12:19   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/265/10:13:07  653998415 210922  00:11:04   MAL 
2021/265/11:24:25  654002693 210922  00:07:49   WG2 
2021/265/13:05:07  654008735 210922  00:08:31   WG1 
2021/265/13:37:12  654010660 210922  00:10:36   MAL 
2021/265/14:47:02  654014850 210922  00:06:45   WG2 
2021/265/16:20:02  654020430 210922  00:08:29   WS1 
2021/265/18:46:06  654029194 210922  00:08:32   MAL 
 (gap)
2021/265/23:20:22  654045650 210922  00:10:53   SA1 
2021/266/01:01:39  654051727 210923  00:10:55   SA1 
 (gap)
2021/266/05:15:56  654066984 210923  00:12:37   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/266/11:17:16  654088664 210923  00:08:14   WG1 
2021/266/12:58:15  654094723 210923  00:08:23   WG2 
2021/266/14:31:34  654100322 210923  00:08:45   WS1 
2021/266/16:13:22  654106430 210923  00:05:58   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/266/23:13:26  654131634 210923  00:10:59   SA1 
2021/267/00:54:52  654137720 210924  00:10:43   SA1 
 (gap)
2021/267/05:09:07  654152975 210924  00:12:48   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/267/11:10:12  654174640 210924  00:08:30   WG2 
2021/267/12:51:27  654180715 210924  00:08:06   WG2 
Using file ICS_2021_260_130141_00.txt