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 2019/235/12:40:02 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2019/235/16:43:06  588271409 190823  00:09:26   MAL 
2019/235/19:36:58  588281841 190823  00:10:03   SA1 
2019/235/20:06:03  588283586 190823  00:11:53   MAL 
2019/235/21:17:52  588287895 190823  00:10:55   SA1 
2019/235/22:59:28  588293991 190823  00:10:25   SA1 
2019/236/01:32:15  588303158 190824  00:11:53   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/236/06:22:31  588320574 190824  00:10:22   MAL 
2019/236/09:14:46  588330909 190824  00:08:48   WG1 
2019/236/09:46:00  588332783 190824  00:11:13   MAL 
2019/236/10:47:44  588336487 190824  00:08:39   WS1 
 (gap)
2019/236/16:36:56  588357439 190824  00:10:02   MAL 
2019/236/18:18:13  588363516 190824  00:11:45   MAL 
2019/236/19:30:39  588367862 190824  00:10:26   SA1 
2019/236/21:11:45  588373928 190824  00:10:55   SA1 
2019/236/22:53:32  588380035 190824  00:10:01   SA1 
2019/237/01:26:05  588389188 190825  00:12:20   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/237/07:57:43  588412686 190825  00:11:54   MAL 
2019/237/09:08:34  588416937 190825  00:08:50   WG1 
 (gap)
2019/237/14:49:35  588437398 190825  00:08:04   MAL 
2019/237/18:12:10  588449553 190825  00:11:53   MAL 
2019/237/19:24:24  588453887 190825  00:10:41   SA1 
2019/237/21:05:40  588459963 190825  00:10:50   SA1 
2019/237/21:38:05  588461908 190825  00:08:12   MAL 
2019/238/01:19:58  588475221 190826  00:12:40   SI1 
2019/238/04:29:19  588486582 190826  00:08:43   MAL 
2019/238/07:21:31  588496914 190826  00:08:19   WG2 
2019/238/07:51:47  588498730 190826  00:11:49   MAL 
2019/238/09:02:26  588502969 190826  00:08:44   WG2 
2019/238/10:44:37  588509100 190826  00:06:33   WG2 
2019/238/14:43:27  588523430 190826  00:08:42   MAL 
2019/238/16:24:38  588529501 190826  00:11:02   MAL 
2019/238/19:18:12  588539915 190826  00:10:50   SA1 
2019/238/20:59:38  588546001 190826  00:10:39   SA1 
 (gap)
2019/239/01:13:52  588561255 190827  00:12:56   SI1 
2019/239/04:22:56  588572599 190827  00:09:39   MAL 
2019/239/07:15:11  588582934 190827  00:08:37   WG2 
2019/239/07:45:54  588584777 190827  00:11:37   MAL 
2019/239/08:56:22  588589005 190827  00:08:29   WG2 
2019/239/10:29:21  588594584 190827  00:09:00   WS1 
2019/239/14:37:18  588609461 190827  00:09:20   MAL 
2019/239/16:18:30  588615533 190827  00:11:24   MAL 
2019/239/17:31:07  588619890 190827  00:10:05   SA1 
2019/239/19:12:02  588625945 190827  00:10:55   SA1 
2019/239/20:53:39  588632042 190827  00:10:23   SA1 
 (gap)
2019/240/01:07:49  588647292 190828  00:13:04   SI1 
2019/240/04:16:37  588658620 190828  00:10:26   MAL 
2019/240/05:28:41  588662944 190828  00:07:02   WG2 
2019/240/07:08:55  588668958 190828  00:08:47   WG2 
2019/240/07:40:06  588670829 190828  00:11:19   MAL 
2019/240/08:50:23  588675046 190828  00:08:05   WG2 
2019/240/10:23:18  588680621 190828  00:08:52   WS1 
2019/240/14:31:08  588695491 190828  00:09:56   MAL 
2019/240/16:12:25  588701568 190828  00:11:40   MAL 
2019/240/17:24:48  588705911 190828  00:10:27   SA1 
2019/240/19:05:55  588711978 190828  00:10:55   SA1 
2019/240/20:47:42  588718085 190828  00:10:00   SA1 
 (gap)
2019/241/01:01:49  588733332 190829  00:13:05   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/241/05:22:09  588748952 190829  00:07:44   WG2 
2019/241/07:02:43  588754986 190829  00:08:49   WG2 
2019/241/08:44:29  588761092 190829  00:07:29   WG2 
2019/241/10:17:17  588766660 190829  00:08:55   WS1 
 (gap)
2019/241/17:18:32  588791935 190829  00:10:44   SA1 
2019/241/18:59:49  588798012 190829  00:10:52   SA1 
 (gap)
2019/242/00:55:53  588819376 190830  00:12:58   SI1 
 (gap)
2019/242/05:15:43  588834966 190830  00:08:13   WG2 
2019/242/06:56:35  588841018 190830  00:08:42   WG2 
2019/242/08:38:44  588847147 190830  00:06:36   WG2 
2019/242/10:11:20  588852703 190830  00:08:30   WS1 
Using file ICS_2019_235_120500_00.txt