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 2022/178/19:56:02 UT

Expected times of contacts with all ground stations in UT:
    Start_Date     Start_MET yymmdd  Duration Station
2022/178/14:45:36  678033965 220627  00:08:36   MAL 
2022/178/18:08:04  678046113 220627  00:11:50   MAL 
2022/178/19:19:54  678050423 220627  00:10:56   SA1 
2022/178/21:01:10  678056499 220627  00:10:49   SA1 
 (gap)
2022/179/01:15:07  678071736 220628  00:12:44   SI1 
2022/179/04:24:03  678083072 220628  00:09:09   MAL 
2022/179/07:16:09  678093398 220628  00:08:08   WG2 
2022/179/07:46:28  678095217 220628  00:11:41   MAL 
2022/179/08:48:53  678098962 220628  00:07:55   WS1 
2022/179/10:29:55  678105024 220628  00:08:41   WS1 
2022/179/14:37:21  678119870 220628  00:09:12   MAL 
2022/179/17:30:56  678130285 220628  00:10:01   SA1 
2022/179/18:00:00  678132029 220628  00:11:48   MAL 
2022/179/19:11:37  678136326 220628  00:11:02   SA1 
2022/179/20:52:46  678142395 220628  00:10:40   SA3 
 (gap)
2022/180/01:06:57  678157646 220629  00:12:52   SI1 
2022/180/04:15:38  678168967 220629  00:09:55   MAL 
2022/180/07:07:46  678179295 220629  00:08:21   WG1 
2022/180/07:38:31  678181140 220629  00:11:25   MAL 
2022/180/08:40:33  678184862 220629  00:08:13   WS1 
2022/180/10:21:44  678190933 220629  00:08:37   WS1 
2022/180/14:29:05  678205774 220629  00:09:47   MAL 
2022/180/17:22:31  678216180 220629  00:10:23   SA1 
2022/180/17:51:58  678217947 220629  00:11:39   MAL 
2022/180/19:03:08  678222217 220629  00:11:04   SA2 
2022/180/20:44:56  678228325 220629  00:10:20   SA1 
 (gap)
2022/181/00:58:50  678243559 220630  00:12:54   SI1 
2022/181/04:07:16  678254865 220630  00:10:32   MAL 
2022/181/05:19:11  678259180 220630  00:07:03   WG1 
2022/181/06:59:26  678265195 220630  00:08:26   WG2 
2022/181/07:30:38  678267067 220630  00:11:03   MAL 
2022/181/08:32:16  678270765 220630  00:08:23   WS1 
2022/181/10:13:36  678276845 220630  00:08:41   WS1 
2022/181/12:39:40  678285609 220630  00:07:53   MAL 
2022/181/16:02:01  678297750 220630  00:11:48   MAL 
2022/181/17:13:55  678302064 220630  00:10:37   SA2 
2022/181/18:55:10  678308139 220630  00:11:00   SA1 
2022/181/20:36:37  678314226 220630  00:10:00   SA2 
 (gap)
2022/182/00:50:45  678329474 220701  00:12:51   SI1 
2022/182/03:58:57  678340766 220701  00:11:01   MAL 
2022/182/05:10:35  678345064 220701  00:07:39   WG2 
2022/182/06:43:12  678350621 220701  00:07:28   WS1 
2022/182/07:22:48  678352997 220701  00:10:37   MAL 
2022/182/08:23:59  678356668 220701  00:08:29   WS1 
2022/182/10:05:29  678362758 220701  00:08:25   WS1 
2022/182/12:31:27  678371516 220701  00:08:26   MAL 
2022/182/15:53:52  678383661 220701  00:11:54   MAL 
2022/182/17:05:47  678387976 220701  00:10:51   SA1 
2022/182/18:46:43  678394032 220701  00:10:56   SA2 
 (gap)
2022/183/00:42:43  678415392 220702  00:12:41   SI1 
2022/183/02:10:04  678420633 220702  00:08:44   MAL 
2022/183/05:02:04  678430953 220702  00:08:04   WG2 
2022/183/05:32:17  678432766 220702  00:11:40   MAL 
2022/183/06:34:47  678436516 220702  00:07:50   WS1 
2022/183/08:15:45  678442574 220702  00:08:39   WS1 
2022/183/12:23:12  678457421 220702  00:09:01   MAL 
2022/183/15:45:45  678469574 220702  00:11:54   MAL 
2022/183/16:57:15  678473864 220702  00:10:57   SA2 
2022/183/18:38:49  678479958 220702  00:10:42   SA1 
 (gap)
2022/184/00:34:43  678501312 220703  00:12:27   SI1 
2022/184/03:42:26  678512575 220703  00:11:37   MAL 
2022/184/04:53:38  678516847 220703  00:08:20   WG2 
2022/184/05:24:18  678518687 220703  00:11:26   MAL 
2022/184/06:26:24  678522413 220703  00:08:10   WS1 
2022/184/08:07:32  678528481 220703  00:08:42   WS1 
 (gap)
2022/184/13:56:01  678549390 220703  00:11:33   MAL 
2022/184/15:08:14  678553723 220703  00:10:06   SA2 
2022/184/15:37:40  678555489 220703  00:11:48   MAL 
2022/184/16:49:12  678559781 220703  00:11:00   SA1 
2022/184/18:30:25  678565854 220703  00:10:30   SA2 
 (gap)
2022/185/03:05:05  678596734 220704  00:06:54   WG2 
2022/185/04:45:14  678602743 220704  00:08:30   WG2 
2022/185/06:18:03  678608312 220704  00:08:25   WS1 
2022/185/07:59:21  678614390 220704  00:08:40   WS1 
Using file ICS_2022_178_121511_00.txt