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)
November 2014
Sat 15. JNO/SOHO
MSL/MarsO/MRO/GTL
VGR2/GBRA/STA/STB
VGR1/STF/VGR2
CLU1/LRO
MSGR/MVN/MarsO
CAS/MEX
Sun 16. GTL/WIND/ACE/SOHO
MSL/MRO/MarsO/GTL
VGR2/ATOT/STB
STF/KEPL/VGR2
MSGR/DSN JNO/ROSE
MarsO
Mon 17. GTL/THB/MSGR/MOM
SOHO/MSL/MRO/MarsO
VGR2/GBRA/CAS
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
DSN/MarsO
MVN/MEX
KEPL
Tue 18. GTL/THB/SOHO/MOM
VGR1/MSGR/MarsO
VGR2/GBRA/STB
VGR1/VGR2
JNO/SOHO/VGR1
MSL/MEX
MSGR/MVN/MRO
Wed 19. CLU4/WIN
VGR2
VGR2/GBRA
STF/VGR2
CLU1/CAS
MSL/GTL/CLU4
MSGR/MarsO/MRO
Thu 20. CHDR/CAS
MRO/MEX
VGR2/GBRA/STA/STB
CAS/KEPL/VGR2
CLU4/THB/THC
SOHO/MSL/GTL
JNO/MSGR
MarsO/MVN
Fri 21. THC/CAS
VGR2
VGR2/GBRA/STA/DAWN
VGR1/GBRA/MEX/VGR2
JNO/SOHO
MRO/MarsO/MSL/GTL
MRO
Sat 22. MSGR/ACE/SOHO
LRO/MRO/GTL
VGR2/GBRA/STA/VGR1
STF/KEPL
CAS/MOM/MSL JNO/DAWN/MEX
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
Sun 23. GTL/SOHO/DAWN
LRO/SOHO/MSL
VGR2/GBRA/STA
VGR1/STF/VGR2
CAS/MarsO/MRO MSGR/MarsO/MRO
MVN/MEX
Mon 24. CLU4/WIND/ACE/GTL
SOHO/GTL/MSL
VGR2/GBRA/STA
STF/VGR1/NHPC/VGR2
GTL/CAS
MarsO/MRO
DAWN/MVN
Tue 25. SOHO/MOM
MRO/GBRA
VGR2/GBRA/STA
THC/VGR2
MSGR/VGR2 CAS/MarsO
Wed 26. GBRA/MarsO/GTL VGR2/JNO/STA
VGR1/STF/VGR2
DAWN/SOHO/LRO
KEPL
MSGR/MRO/MEX
Thu 27. ACE/MER1
SOHO/LRO/THB
VGR2/GBRA/STA/VGR1
STA/STF/VGR2
MSGR
MRO/MEX/GTL
DAWN/MarsO/MVN
Fri 28. MOM/MRO/MarsO VGR2/CLU4/STA/DAWN
STB/STF/VGR2
GTL/CHDR/MarsO
SOHO/LRO/CLU1
MSGR/MEX
Sat 29. SOHO/GTL/MarsO VGR2/GTL/STA
STF/VGR2
CLU1/CAS/MER
MarsO/MRO/LRO
MSGR/MEX
Sun 30. WIND/SOHO
HAYABUSA2 (Launch)
VGR2/STOT/STA/CAS
STF/VGR2
ACE
HAYABUSA2 (Launch)
MSGR/MRO/MarsO
MEX/MVN

.ACE Advanced Composition Explorer .JNO Jupiter Mission .MEX Mars Express (European Space Agency) .STF (Spitzer) Infrared Space Telescope
.CAS Cassini - Orbiting Saturn .KEPL Kepler Space Telescope .MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .TDRS Tracking & Data Relay Satellite
.CHDR Chandra X-ray Space Telescope .LRO Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter .MSPA Multiple Spacecraft Per Aperture .TH A to E Themis (Artemis): Moon study
.CLU Cluster 1-2-3-4: Earth's Magnetosphere .MarsO Mars Odyssey .NHPC New Horizons Pluto Charon mission .VEX Venus Express
.DAWN Mission to Vesta and Ceres .MVN MAVEN: Mars Orbiter mission .PLC Planet C - Akatsuki: Venus mission (Japan .VGR1 Voyager 1
.DSN Deep Space Network activities .MER 1 Mars Rover: Opportunity(1) .RFC Radio Frequency Cataloguing .VGR2 Voyager 2
.GBRA Ground-Based Radio Astronomy .MOM Mars Orbiter Mission (India) .ROSE Rosetta: Comet study/landing mission .WIND Solar Wind
.GTL Geotail: Studying Earth's Magnetic Field .MSGR MESSENGER: Orbiting Mercury .SOHO Solar & Heliospheric Observatory NB: ATOT, DSN, GBRA, MSPA, RFC are either Network activities in radio astronomy, maintenance or systems development.
.HYB2 Japanese Hayabusa2 asteroid mission .MSL Mars Science Laboratory .ST A/B STEREO A & B: 3D Solar imagery

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