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)
May 2015
Mon 18. CLU1/WIND/ACE
SOHO/VGR2
DAWN/MRO
CAS
GTL/DSCO/MArsAO/MSL
MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/MVN
CAS
Tue 19. VGR2/GTL
MarsO/LRO/GTL/DAWN
NHPC/GBRA
VGR1
MMS4/DSCO/WIND
MRO/MSL/MMS1/MMS2
CAS/VGR2
Wed 20. DAWN/DSCO
LRO/GTL/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA
NHPC
CLU2/WIND/ACE/SOHO
MSL/THB/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/MarsO
MRO/CAS
Thu 21. VGR2/WIND/SOHO
PLC/MSL/THB/VGR2
NHPC/STB
STF/VGR2
GTL/DSCO
MRO/MMS1/MMS2
CAS/VGR2
MVN/MRO/JNO
Fri 22. VGR2/SOHO/MarsO
SOHO/MMS3/MMS4
NHPC/ROSE
THC/CAS
GTL/DSCO/ACE
MOM/MRO/MSL/LRO
DAWN/VGR2
Sat 23. MarsO/THB
LRO/DAWN
NHPC/RSOE
GBRA/NHPC
CAS/GTL/DSCO
SOHO/ACE/MMS1/MMS2
VGR2/MRO
NHPC/VGR2
Sun 24. DAWN/DSCO/MOM
SOHO/MMS3/MMS4
NHPC/RSOE
GBRA/CAS
CLU1/VGR2/GTL
MRO/LRO/NHPC
VGR2/MarsO
PRCN
Mon 25. VGR1/DAWN/SOHO
MRO/MMS1/MMS2
CAS/ROSE
ATOT/VGR1
VGR2/MVN
THB/VGR2
VGR1/MarsO
Tue 26. DAWN/WIND
MMS3/MMS4
NHPC/VGR2/STB
MarsO/MRO/CAS/NHPC
VGR2/GTL/DSCO/SOHO
ACE/KEPL/VGR2
NHPC/MRO
CAS/DAWN
Wed 27. VGR2/MOM
MarsO/MRO/THB/VGR1
NHPC/STB
MarsO/MRO/CAS
VGR2/CHDR/GTL
SOHO/MMS2
DAWN/VGR1
Thu 28. VGR1
DSN
CAS/VGR2
GBRA/VGR2
VGR2/GTL
MRO/MMS3/MMS4
VGR1/ROSE
MArsO/MVN
Fri 29. DAWN/MRO
MMS1/MMS2
NHPC
CAS
GTL/DSCO/GTL
ACE/SOHO/DAWN
VGR2/MarsO
KEPL/VGR2
Sat 30. CAS/DSCO/SOHO
THC/LRO/VGR2
CAS/NHPC/MOM
STF/VGR2/NHPC
DAWN/MRO
GTL/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/MarsO
DAWN
Sun 31. VGR2/PLC
MMS1/GTL
NHPC/MOM/MRO
GBRA
GTL/CLU1/SOHO
ACE/MMS2
DAWN/MarsO
VGR2
June 2015
Mon 1. GTL/LRO/GTL
MOM/MRO
GBRA/VGR1/VGR2/STB
GBRA/CAS/NHPC
THB/DAWN/SOHO
MarsO/KEPL/DAWN
VGR2/MVN
CAS/VGR2
Tue 2. THC/LRO/CLU4/MER1
PLC/ACE/THC
NHPC/VGR2 DAWN/MRO VGR2/MarsO
Wed 3. THC/LRO/GTL/WIND
THC/VGR2
VGR2/NHPC/ROSE
STB/ATOT/NHPC
DAWN/MER1
SOHO/MMS4
VGR2/MarsO/MRO
CAS/DAWN
Thu 4. VGR2/DAWN/SOHO
STF/THB/VGR2
NHPC/MRO/MarsO
STF/CAS/NHPC
CHDR/LRO
GTL
DAWN/MVN
DAWN
Fri 5. VGR2/LRO
THC
NHPC/MarsO/MER1/MOM
CAS/NHPC
GTL/LRO/CLU2
SOHO/MRO/CAS/DAWN
DAWN/VGR2
Sat 6. GTL/LRO
MOM/MRO/VGR2
NHPC/SOHO/MER1
GBRA/CAS/NHPC
DAWN/ACE
PLC/DAWN
VGR2/MarsO
CAS
Sun 7. VGR2/GTL/LRO
MOM/MarsO/
NHPC/SOHO
ATOT/CAS
DAWN/WIND/SOHO
MER1/CAS
CAS/DAWN/MRO
PRCN

.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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