Deep Space Network - NOW
DSN Now is a fantastic website (also for smart phones) where you can discover exactly what each antenna is up to and what spacecraft it's communicating with.

Take a look at the website and see whether we are transmitting or receiving, data on signal strengths, transmission power, spacecraft distance and a whole lot more.

Tracking Schedule
Each day the antennas are directed to receive or transmit data to any number of robotic spacecraft exploring our Solar System and beyond. This schedule is worked out months in advance by the mission controllers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California USA.

At various times in the schedule, time is set aside for antenna calibration, maintenance, or engineering development tasks. Time is also set aside for radio astronomy projects and mission training simulations.

Below is the general antenna tracking schedule for the next few weeks, showing the spacecraft being tracked each day. A list of links to each mission is provided below.


 
DSS-34 (34-metre) DSS-43 (70-metre) DSS-45 (34-metre)  DSS-35 (34-metre)
September 2016
Wed 21. THB/LRO/DSCO
VGR2/MarsO
VGR2//OSS
CAS/NPC
LRO/WIND/ORX
MSL/MRO/MEX
DAWN/ORX
KEPL/DAWN
Thu 22. GTL/LRO
SOHO/KP
NHPC/VGR2/STA
CAS/NPC
LRO/MVN
MarsO
DAWN/ORX/MSL
MRO/MEX
Fri 23. ACE/SOHO
KEPL
VGR2/GA
STF/NPC
GTL/LRO/STA
CAS/MRO
DAWN/ORX/MSL
MRO/MarsO
Sat 24. DSN/SOHO/MOM
CHDR/MSL/VGR2
VGR2/STA
NHPC
GTL/THC/WIND
ACE/MarsO/MVN
ORX/MEX
MRO/MSL
Sun 25. GTL/ACE/SOHO
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
VGR@/GBRA
KEPL/NHPC
ORX/CAS
MarsO
DAWN/KEPL
MRO/MSL
Mon 26. DAWN/GBRA
KEPL/MSL
VGR2/ROSE
CAS/NHPC
WIND/ORX
SOHO/VGR2
ORX/MEX
MVN/MRO/MarsO
Tue 27. VGR2/CHDR/STA
MRO/MarsO
GBRA
STF/NHPC
GTL/DAWN/SOHO
DSCO/ROSE/VGR2
VGR2/ORX
MarsO/MVN/MSL
Wed 28. GTL/DAWN
ROSE/MEX/MRO
VGR2/GBRA/ROSE
CAS/NHPC
LRO/ACE/SOHO
KEPL/MSL
ORX/MRO
MVN/MarsO
Thu 29. GTL/SOHO
CAS/MarsO
VGR2/GBRA/ROSE
KEPL/NHPC
DAWN
SOHO/MRO
ORX/KEPL
MSL
Fri 30. ORX/VGR2/MSL VGR2/GBRA/ROSE
NHPC
GTL/JNO
CAS/MarsO
DAWN/MVN
MRO/MEX

ACE Advanced Composition Explorer | HYB2 Japanese Hayabusa2 asteroid mission | MEX Mars Express (European Space Agency) | STF (Spitzer) Infrared Space Telescope
CAS Cassini - Orbiting Saturn | JNO Jupiter Mission | MMS MMS1-4 Magnetospheric MultiScale | TDRS Tracking & Data Relay Satellite | CHDR Chandra X-ray Space Telescope
KEPL Kepler Space Telescope | MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter | TGO Exo Mars Trace Gas Orbiter | CLU Cluster 1-2-3-4: Earth's Magnetosphere | LRO Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
MSPA Multiple Spacecraft Per Aperture | TH A to E Themis (Artemis): Moon study | DAWN Mission to Vesta and Ceres | MarsO Mars Odyssey | NHPC New Horizons Pluto Charon mission
VGR1 Voyager 1 | DSCO Deep Space Climate Observatory | MVN MAVEN: Mars Orbiter mission | PLC Planet C - Akatsuki: Venus mission (Japan) | VGR2 Voyager 2
DSN Deep Space Network activities | MER 1 Mars Rover: Opportunity(1) | ROSE Rosetta: Comet study/landing mission | WIND Solar Wind | GBRA Ground-Based Radio Astronomy
MOM Mars Orbiter Mission (India) | SOHO Solar & Heliospheric Observatory | GTL Geotail: Studying Earth's Magnetic Field | MSL Mars Science Laboratory
ST A/B STEREO A & B: 3D Solar imagery | ORX Osiris-Rex mission to asteroid Bennu | For more information on these missions and others: NASA | JPL | ESA | JAXA | ISRO

NB: ATOT, DSN, GBRA, MSPA, RFC are either Network activities in radio astronomy, maintenance or systems development. GSSR - Goldstone Solar System Radar .

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