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 2024/059/13:40:04 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2024/059/15:53:56  730828469 240228  00:07:52   WG2 
2024/059/17:34:17  730834490 240228  00:07:46   WG2 
2024/059/19:06:26  730840019 240228  00:08:26   WS1 
2024/059/22:15:54  730851387 240228  00:10:02   HI1 
2024/060/00:52:41  730860794 240229  00:10:49   MAL 
2024/060/03:44:51  730871124 240229  00:10:23   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/060/09:37:40  730892293 240229  00:12:32   SI1 
2024/060/12:45:03  730903536 240229  00:09:33   MAL 
2024/060/15:36:05  730913798 240229  00:07:58   WG1 
2024/060/17:16:36  730919829 240229  00:07:32   WG2 
2024/060/18:48:42  730925355 240229  00:08:21   WS1 
2024/060/20:17:01  730930654 240229  00:10:01   HI1 
2024/060/23:39:21  730942794 240229  00:10:00   HI1 
2024/061/02:15:53  730952186 240301  00:11:13   MAL 
2024/061/03:27:03  730956456 240301  00:10:26   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/061/07:39:18  730971591 240301  00:11:30   SI1 
 (gap)
2024/061/12:27:09  730988862 240301  00:09:58   MAL 
2024/061/13:38:53  730993166 240301  00:06:10   WG2 
2024/061/15:18:14  730999127 240301  00:08:02   WG2 
2024/061/15:48:59  731000972 240301  00:10:50   MAL 
2024/061/16:58:55  731005168 240301  00:07:15   WG2 
2024/061/18:30:58  731010691 240301  00:08:23   WS1 
2024/061/19:59:19  731015992 240301  00:10:00   HI1 
2024/061/21:40:29  731022062 240301  00:10:02   HI1 
 (gap)
2024/062/01:58:14  731037527 240302  00:11:04   MAL 
2024/062/03:09:15  731041788 240302  00:10:26   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/062/07:21:29  731056922 240302  00:11:45   SI1 
 (gap)
2024/062/13:20:49  731078482 240302  00:06:37   WG1 
2024/062/13:49:45  731080218 240302  00:11:31   MAL 
2024/062/15:00:23  731084456 240302  00:08:03   WG2 
2024/062/16:41:15  731090508 240302  00:06:53   WG2 
2024/062/18:13:13  731096026 240302  00:08:23   WS1 
 (gap)
2024/062/23:59:18  731116791 240302  00:11:15   MAL 
2024/063/01:11:05  731121098 240303  00:10:06   SA1 
2024/063/02:51:27  731127120 240303  00:10:25   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/063/08:44:28  731148301 240303  00:12:34   SI1 
 (gap)
2024/063/13:02:47  731163800 240303  00:06:58   WG2 
2024/063/13:31:58  731165551 240303  00:11:31   MAL 
2024/063/14:42:33  731169786 240303  00:08:00   WG2 
2024/063/16:23:36  731175849 240303  00:06:27   WG2 
2024/063/17:55:28  731181361 240303  00:08:11   WS1 
 (gap)
2024/064/00:53:10  731206423 240304  00:10:15   SA1 
2024/064/01:22:54  731208207 240304  00:10:39   MAL 
2024/064/02:33:38  731212451 240304  00:10:22   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/064/06:45:48  731227581 240304  00:12:10   SI1 
 (gap)
2024/064/12:44:45  731249118 240304  00:07:16   WG2 
2024/064/14:24:42  731255115 240304  00:07:56   WG2 
2024/064/14:56:07  731257000 240304  00:10:05   MAL 
2024/064/17:37:43  731266696 240304  00:07:57   WS1 
2024/064/21:43:01  731281414 240304  00:10:18   MAL 
2024/064/23:23:39  731287452 240304  00:11:22   MAL 
2024/065/00:35:15  731291748 240305  00:10:22   SA1 
2024/065/01:05:14  731293547 240305  00:10:23   MAL 
2024/065/02:15:48  731297781 240305  00:10:19   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/065/06:27:57  731312910 240305  00:12:18   SI1 
2024/065/08:09:00  731318973 240305  00:12:23   SI1 
2024/065/11:15:29  731330162 240305  00:11:05   MAL 
2024/065/12:26:44  731334437 240305  00:07:29   WG2 
2024/065/12:56:25  731336218 240305  00:11:23   MAL 
 (gap)
2024/065/23:05:49  731372782 240305  00:11:22   MAL 
2024/066/00:17:20  731377073 240306  00:10:26   SA1 
2024/066/00:47:34  731378887 240306  00:10:03   MAL 
2024/066/01:57:58  731383111 240306  00:10:13   SA1 
 (gap)
2024/066/06:10:06  731398239 240306  00:12:24   SI1 
2024/066/07:51:15  731404308 240306  00:12:16   SI1 
 (gap)
2024/066/12:08:44  731419757 240306  00:07:39   WG2 
2024/066/12:38:38  731421551 240306  00:11:15   MAL 
Using file ICS_2024_059_133418_00.txt