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

.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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