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)
March 2015
Fri 20. MMS2/MMS4
MER1/SOHO/LRO
Maintenance CAS/MRO DAWN/VGR2/MarsO
Sat 21. MMS1/MMS4/MMS3
SOHO/PLC
Maintenance CAS/MarsO/MER1
MEX/MRO
VGR2/NHPC/MarsO
Sun 22. CHDR/VGR2
GTL/MarsO
Maintenance MMS1/MMS4/MMS3
SOHO/ACE/LRO/GBRA
MSGR/MEX/MRO
Mon 23. MMS1/MMS4/MMS3
SOHO/MarsO/MRO
Maintenance CAS/DAWN/GBRA/DSCO
MSGR/SOHO/LRO/GTL
VGR2/MVN
Tue 24. MMS1/MMS4/MMS3
MarsO/MEX/MRO
Maintenance GTL/NHPC/SOHO
MER1/SOHO/LRO
VGR2/MarsO
CAS
Wed 25. MMS4/VGR2/ACE
MER1/MarsO/THC
Maintenance MMS1/MMS2/GTL
DAWN/SOHO/LRO
CAS/MSGR
MRO/GBRA
Thu 26. MMS1/VGR2/GTL
MOM/MarsO/MRO/LRO/MMS1
Maintenance MMS4/MMS3/ACE
MSGR/MER1/SOHO/CAS
GBRA/VGR2/MVN
Fri 27. MMS1/MMS4/MMS3/CHDR
GTL/MSGR/ACE/LRO
Maintenance CAS/MER1 VGR2/MArsO/MRO
Sat 28. MMS4/MMS1/MMS2/MSGR
MarsO/MER1/GTL/THB
Maintenance DSCO/WIND/SOHO
CLU1/LRO
VGR2/MVN/MRO
MEX/GBRA
Sun 29. GTL/VGR2/DSN Maintenance MMS4/MMS3/MRO/MEX
SOHO/LRO/CHDR
GB RA/NHPC/GBRA
MSGR/MarsO/MRO
Mon 30. DSN/SOHO/THB Maintenance MMS1/MMS4/MMS3
GTL/SOHO/MVN/MMS1
NHPC/VGR2
MSGR/MarsO
Tue 31. THB/NHPC/SOHO
MarsO/MRO/THC
Maintenance MMS1/MMS4/MMS3
MSGR/GTL/MEX
VGR2/CAS
April 2015
Wed 1. DAWN/GTL
SOHO/THB
Maintenance MMS4/MMS3/GTL
ROSE/MarsO/MMS1
CAS/VGR2
MarsO/MRO/MEX/JNO
Thu 2. VGR2/DSCO
SOHO/MarsO
Maintenance MMS1/MMS4/MMS3
CLU1/MVN/THC/GTL
JNO/DAWN/MRO
Fri 3. VGR2/ACE
VGR2/SOHO
GBRA MMS4/MMS3/WING
SOHO/KEPL/MMS1
MSGR/MArsO/MRO
Sat 4. DAWN/SOHO
LRO
NHPC/MarsO
MRO/GBRA/VGR2
MMS1/MMS4/MMS3/CHDR
ACE/MarsO/MRO/MEX
VGR2/MSGR
PLC
Sun 5. LRO/GTL/WIND
MRO/THB
VGR2/STA
ROSE/GBRA
MMS3/MMS4/CLU1/SOHO
GTL/MEX/PRCN/LRO
MSGR/MarsO
Mon 6. MMS1/MMS2/GTL/VGR2/MSL
MSGR/GTL/SOHO/THC
VGR2/STA/ROSE
MRO/ATOT
VGR1/ACE
SOHO/MarsO/MRO
VGR1/VGR2
MVN
Tue 7. DAWN/WIND
SOHO/ACE/GTL/MMS1
NHPC/MEX
GBRA/VGR2
MMS3/MMS4/LRO
MSL/MarsO/CAS
VGR2
MEX/MRO/GBRA
Wed 8. MMS1/MMS2/LRO
ACE/NHPC
VGR2/CAS/GBRA
MRO/NHPC
CAS/LRO
WIND/MSL/MMS3
GBRA/VGR2
MEX/MarsO
Thu 9. NHPC/GBRA/GTL
WIND/MVN/THC
NHPC/ROSE
MSGR
MMS3/MMS4/LRO
SOHO/MMS1
VGR2
MRO/MarsO/CAS
Fri 10. THC/VGR2/GTL
SOHO/MMS3
NHPC/MRO
CAS
MMS1/MMS2/LRO
MSL/MSGR
CAS/MarsO
Sat 11. MMS3/MMS4/LRO
GTL/MSL
CAS/VGR2
MarsO/MRO
THC/DAWN
SOHO
VGR2/MarsO/MEX
Sun 12. NHPC/DAWN/THC/GTL
ACE/MSL
VGR2/ATOT
MarsO/MRO/KEPL
MMS1/MMS2/WIND/SOHO
MOM/GTL/SOHO/PRCN
VGR2/PLC
MarsO/MRO
Mon 13. MMS3/MMS4.LRO
MarsO/MRO/GTL/MMS1
CAS/ROSE
GBRA/VGR2
NHPC/THB
CLU1/SOHO/MSL
VGR2/MVN
Tue 14. MMS1/MMS2/LRO
SOHO/MSL
VGR2/VGR1
MRO/VGR2
GTL/CLU1/MOM
MarsO/MEX/MRO
VGR2
MVN/MarsO
Wed 15. VGR2/LRO
ACE/PRCN/MMS1
NHPC/MRO
MVN/ATOT
MMS3/MMS4/GTL
MSGR/MSL
VGR2/MarsO
MRO/MEX
Thu 16. MMS1/MMS2/GTL
CLU1/MRO/MSL
NHPC/ROSE
MRO/CAS
DAWN/SOHO VGR2/MarsO/MVN
Fri 17. MMS3/MMS4/THB/GTL
MarsO/MEX/MSL
CAS/NHPC
MRO/MVN/GBRA
SOHO/MMS1 VGR2/MSGR
CAS
Sat 18. VGR2/WIND
LRO/SOHO/CAS
NHPC/ROSE
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
MMS1/MMS2/NHPC
PLC/GTL/MMS3
CAS/MVN/MEX
Sun 19. CAS/MArsO
MEX/MRO
NHPC/THB
MarsO/MVN/CAS
MMS3/MMS4/GTL/WIND
SOHO/LRO/SOHO/MMS4
VGR2/MSGR

.ACE Advanced Composition Explorer .HYB2 Japanese Hayabusa2 asteroid mission .MSL Mars Science Laboratory .ST A/B STEREO A & B: 3D Solar imagery
.CAS Cassini - Orbiting Saturn .JNO Jupiter Mission .MEX Mars Express (European Space Agency) .STF (Spitzer) Infrared Space Telescope
.CHDR Chandra X-ray Space Telescope .KEPL Kepler Space Telescope .MMS MMS1-4 Magnetospheric MultiScale .TDRS Tracking & Data Relay Satellite
.CLU Cluster 1-2-3-4: Earth's Magnetosphere .LRO Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter .MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .TH A to E Themis (Artemis): Moon study
.DAWN Mission to Vesta and Ceres .MarsO Mars Odyssey .MSPA Multiple Spacecraft Per Aperture .VGR1 Voyager 1
.DSCO Deep Space Climate Observatory .MVN MAVEN: Mars Orbiter mission .NHPC New Horizons Pluto Charon mission .VGR2 Voyager 2
.DSN Deep Space Network activities .MER 1 Mars Rover: Opportunity(1) .PLC Planet C - Akatsuki: Venus mission (Japan .WIND Solar Wind
.GBRA Ground-Based Radio Astronomy .MOM Mars Orbiter Mission (India) .ROSE Rosetta: Comet study/landing mission NB: ATOT, DSN, GBRA, MSPA, RFC are either Network activities in radio astronomy, maintenance or systems development.
.GTL Geotail: Studying Earth's Magnetic Field .MSGR MESSENGER: Orbiting Mercury .SOHO Solar & Heliospheric Observatory

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