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 2021/099/12:40:27 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2021/099/14:28:25  639671332 210409  00:11:57   MAL 
2021/099/15:40:38  639675665 210409  00:10:39   SA1 
2021/099/17:21:50  639681737 210409  00:10:54   SA1 
2021/099/17:54:09  639683676 210409  00:08:26   MAL 
2021/099/21:36:08  639696995 210409  00:12:29   SI1 
2021/100/00:45:32  639708359 210410  00:08:20   MAL 
2021/100/02:26:09  639714396 210410  00:11:14   MAL 
2021/100/03:37:36  639718683 210410  00:08:10   WG2 
2021/100/05:18:26  639724733 210410  00:08:39   WG2 
2021/100/05:50:30  639726657 210410  00:10:20   MAL 
2021/100/07:00:32  639730859 210410  00:06:35   WG2 
2021/100/08:33:05  639736412 210410  00:08:29   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/100/15:33:54  639761661 210410  00:10:49   SA1 
2021/100/16:04:20  639763487 210410  00:10:55   MAL 
2021/100/17:15:15  639767742 210410  00:10:45   SA1 
 (gap)
2021/100/21:29:30  639782997 210410  00:12:45   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/101/02:19:29  639800396 210411  00:11:34   MAL 
2021/101/03:30:43  639804670 210411  00:08:31   WG2 
2021/101/04:01:22  639806509 210411  00:11:34   MAL 
2021/101/05:11:49  639810736 210411  00:08:28   WG2 
2021/101/06:44:46  639816313 210411  00:08:54   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/101/14:15:25  639843352 210411  00:11:55   MAL 
2021/101/15:27:13  639847660 210411  00:10:54   SA1 
2021/101/17:08:44  639853751 210411  00:10:29   SA1 
2021/101/19:41:31  639862918 210411  00:11:42   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/102/01:43:50  639884657 210412  00:06:50   WG1 
2021/102/03:23:57  639890664 210412  00:08:44   WG2 
2021/102/03:55:02  639892529 210412  00:11:17   MAL 
2021/102/05:05:20  639896747 210412  00:08:07   WG1 
2021/102/05:38:18  639898725 210412  00:09:10   MAL 
2021/102/06:38:13  639902320 210412  00:08:53   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/102/13:39:37  639927604 210412  00:10:18   SA1 
2021/102/15:20:22  639933649 210412  00:10:55   SA2 
2021/102/15:52:07  639935554 210412  00:09:30   MAL 
2021/102/17:02:18  639939765 210412  00:10:08   SA1 
 (gap)
2021/102/21:16:26  639955013 210412  00:12:57   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/103/01:36:44  639970631 210413  00:07:37   WG2 
2021/103/03:17:13  639976660 210413  00:08:47   WG1 
2021/103/04:58:53  639982760 210413  00:07:35   WG1 
2021/103/05:32:15  639984762 210413  00:08:32   MAL 
2021/103/06:31:40  639988327 210413  00:08:56   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/103/13:32:49  640013596 210413  00:10:36   SA1 
2021/103/14:02:39  640015386 210413  00:11:23   MAL 
2021/103/15:14:00  640019667 210413  00:10:51   SA1 
2021/103/15:46:10  640021597 210413  00:08:32   MAL 
2021/103/19:28:14  640034921 210413  00:12:32   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/104/00:18:14  640052321 210414  00:11:16   MAL 
2021/104/01:29:45  640056612 210414  00:08:09   WG1 
2021/104/01:59:50  640058417 210414  00:11:49   MAL 
2021/104/03:10:32  640062659 210414  00:08:44   WG2 
2021/104/03:42:33  640064580 210414  00:10:26   MAL 
2021/104/04:52:33  640068780 210414  00:06:50   WG1 
2021/104/06:25:10  640074337 210414  00:08:37   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/104/13:26:05  640099592 210414  00:10:46   SA1 
2021/104/15:07:11  640105658 210414  00:10:43   SA2 
 (gap)
2021/104/19:21:36  640120923 210414  00:12:49   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/105/01:22:51  640142598 210415  00:08:31   WG1 
2021/105/03:03:55  640148662 210415  00:08:33   WG2 
2021/105/04:36:52  640154239 210415  00:08:55   WS1 
2021/105/06:18:43  640160350 210415  00:06:01   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/105/13:19:23  640185590 210415  00:10:53   SA1 
2021/105/15:00:38  640191665 210415  00:10:31   SA2 
 (gap)
2021/105/19:15:00  640206927 210415  00:13:00   SI1 
 (gap)
2021/105/23:36:00  640222587 210415  00:06:41   WG1 
2021/106/01:16:03  640228590 210416  00:08:43   WG1 
2021/106/02:57:22  640234669 210416  00:08:13   WG2 
2021/106/04:30:17  640240244 210416  00:08:55   WS1 
 (gap)
2021/106/11:31:43  640265530 210416  00:10:18   SA1 
2021/106/13:12:29  640271576 210416  00:10:54   SA2 
Using file ICS_2021_099_121315_00.txt