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)
October 2014
Sat 25. CHDR/WIND/THC
MOM/THB
VGR2/CAS
STF/VGR2
SOHO/MER1
KEPL/GTL
MSGR/MarsO
MRO/MEX
Sun 26. THC/MarsO VGR2/CAS
STF/VGR2
GTL/MSGR/SOHO
LRO/DAWN/VGR2
STB/MEX
MRO
Mon 27. GTL/ACE/CLU2
MOM/LRO/KEPL
VGR2/GBRA/CLU1/THB
VGR1/THC/NHPC/VGR2
CLU4/SOHO
MarsO/MVN/GTL
MarsO/MRO
MEX
Tue 28. CLU2/MSGR/SOHO
MER1/MEX/MRO
VGR2/GBRA
STF/MarsO/MRO/VGR2
GTL/CLU3/CLU4/ACE
MRO/LRO/VGR2
MarsO/MEX/MVN
Wed 29. GTL/THB
THC/LRO
VGR2/GBRA/STB
ROSE/GTL/VGR2
MSGR/SOHO
MArsO/MRO
MEX/MVN
Thu 30. SOHO/MOM
MER1/MEX/MarsO/GTL
VGR2/JNO/STB
ROSE/VGR2
WIND/ACE
SOHO/LRO
STA
MRO/MarsO
Fri 31. GTL/ACE
MOM/MRO
VGR2/STA
DAWN/ROSE/VGR2
SOHO/MRO/MEX
MER1/SOHO/THB/LRO
VGR1/MarsO
November 2014
Sat 1. GTL/CLU2/SOHO
MOM/VGR2
VGR2/CLU1/CAS
STB/STF/VGR2
LRO/CLU4/MSGR
MarsO/MER1/CHDR/CLU4
MRO/MEX/MarsO
Sun 2. LRO/GTL/MSGR/SOHO
MRO/MarsO/MER1
VGR2/STA/MOM
STF/VGR2
CLU4/WIND/ROSE
MRO/MEX
MSGR/MVN
Mon 3. LRO/CLU1/WIND
MOM/SOHO/CLU1
VGR2/CLU2/STB/STA
VGR1/STF/VGR2
GTL/CLU4/SOHO/GTL
MSGR/MEX/MRO/THC
JNO/KEPL/MarsO
Tue 4. CLU1/ACE/MOM
MarsO/MEX/MER1/GTL
VGR2/JNO
VGR1/VGR2
THC/CHDR/SOHO
MRO/MarsO
MSGR/VGR2
Wed 5. GTL/STB
VGR2/MER1
VGR2/STA
STF/VGR2
LRO/SOHO
DAWN/MarsO/GTL
VGR2/JNO
MSGR/MarsO/MRO
Thu 6. LRO/SOHO/MEX/MarsO
SOHO
GBRA/STA/MSL
VGR1/MOM/VGR2
GTL/JNO
MarsO/MRO/MER1
KEPL
Fri 7. GTL/LRO
SOHO
VGR2/STB/DAWN
VGR1/NHPC/VGR2
JNO/MRO
VGR1/MEX/GTL
CAS/MarsO/MRO
Sat 8. LRO/DAWN/MOM
SOHO/VGR2
VGR2/STA/MSL
STF/VGR1/MarsO/MRO
GTL/THB/GTL/ACE/SOHO
GTL/MSGR/MEX
JNO/MarsO/MRO
Sun 9. JNO/DSN ATOT/STB
MOM/STF/VGR2
LRO/WIND/DAWN/SOHO
MRO/MEX/CHDR/GTL
MarsO/MRO
VGR1/MarsO/MRO
Mon 10. DSN/STB
MSL/MRO/CLU1
VGR2/STA/VGR1
STF/STB/NHPC/VGR2
CLU2/LRO/ACE
SOHO/MEX/MVN/GTL
JNO/MarsO/KEPL
Tue 11. CLU1/LRO/DAWN/SOHO
MSL/MRO/MEX
VGR2/GBRA/STA
DAWN/VGR2
GTL/JNO/MEX/MarsO
ROSE
KEPL/CAS/MarsO
Wed 12. CHDR/MSL
MRO
VGR2/GBRA/STA
MRO/MVN/MarsO/VGR2
GTL/LRO/WIND/SOHO
ROSE
JNO/KEPL
Thu 13. LRO/SOHO
MSL/KEPL
VGR2/THB/GTL/STB
CAS/STF/VGR2
JNO
MSL/ROSE
KEPL/MSGR
MRO/MVN/MarsO
Fri 14. KEPL/LRO/SOHO
MRO/SOHO/MEX/MarsO
VGR2/GBRA/STB/MOM
VGR2/GTL/CLU1
JNO/MSGR/MSL
MarsO/MRO
MSGR
ROSE/MVN
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

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

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