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 2014
Mon 15. THC/ACE/SOHO
MOM/MRO/MarsO/VGR2
VGR2/THB/MEX
MarsO/KEPL/NHPC
GTL/CLU1/WIND
MOM/DAWN
Test tracking
Tue 16. VGR2/GTL/STB
MOM/MEX/MarsO
NHPC/VGR2/THB
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
LRO/SOHO
DAWN/MVN
Test tracking
Wed 17. GTL/LRO/MOM
MEX/MRO/MarsO/CHDR
VGR2/SOHO
CAS/GTL/VGR2
THB/SOHO/DAWN
GTL/MVN/CLU1
Test tracking
Thu 18. CHDR/THC/SOIHO
MOM/MarsO/MRO
VGR2/STA
CAS/MarsO/VGR2
CLU1/LRO
MER1/MVN
Test tracking
Fri 19. CLU1/SOHO
MOM/MVN
VGR2/CLU2/STA
MOM/MarsO/MRO/VGR2
GTL/CLU4/LRO
CAS/MarsO/CLU1
Test tracking
Sat 20. GTL/LRO/DAWN
MOM/MRO/MEX/MarsO
VGR2/STA
CAS/MRO/VGR2
CLU1/THB/SOHO
MVN
Test tracking
Sun 21. CLU4/SOHO
MOM/MRO/MarsO
VGR2/CLU1/SOHO/CAS
MER1/MarsO/MRO/VGR2
GTL/CLU2/MSGR
MOM/MVN
Test tracking
Mon 22. GTL/ACE/MSGR
MRO/MOM
VGR2/GBRA
MVN/VGR2
SOHO/GTL
MVN/MarsO/MEX
Test tracking
Tue 23. MSGR/MOM/MER1
MarsO/MRO/GTL
VGR2/THC
CAS/VGR2
ACE/DAWN
MVN/MOM
Test tracking
Wed 24. GTL/CLU2/WIND
MOM/GTL
VGR2/CLU1/GBRA/THB
MOM/VGR2
CLU4/CLU3/SOHO/MarsO
MVN
Test tracking
Thu 25. GTL/SOHO/MOM
MER1/CHDR/GTL
VGR2/THB/THC
CAS/MarsO/MRO/VGR2
ACE/MVN Test tracking
Fri 26. GTL/ACE
MarsO/MRO/GTL
VGR2/GBRA
MVN
SOHO/CAS
MarsO/VGR2
Test tracking
Sat 27. GTL/SOHO/MOM
MRO/MEX/MarsO
VGR2/GBRA
CAS/MER1/VGR2
VGR2/STB
MVN
Test tracking
Sun 28. SOHO/MVN
GTL
VGR2/ATOT/MOM
MSGR/CLU2/VGR2
CHDR/MSGR/LRO
MarsO/MRO/MER1/CLU4
Test tracking
Mon 29. GTL/WIND/MOM
MarsO/MEX/MER1/VGR2
VGR2/STA/STB
MRO/MarsO/NHPC
CLU4/ACE/SOHO
MVN/CLU2
Test tracking
Tue 30. VGR2/SOHO
MRO/MVN/MarsO
NHPC/VGR2/ATOT
MRO/MEX/VGR2
CLU2/GTL/ACE
SOHO/MER1
Test tracking
October 2014
Wed 1. Maintenance
CLU2
VGR2/STA/MOM
ROSE/VGR2
GTL/SOHO
MArsO/MRO/CLU4
MSGR/MVN/MEX
Thu 2. CLU2/ACE/MOM
MRO/MEX
VGR2/STA/STB
CAS/MarsO/VGR2
CLU4/GTL/SOHO
MSGR/MarsO/MVN/CLU1
JNO/MRO/VGR2
Fri 3. CLU4/WIND
MOM/MRO/CLU2
VGR2/STA/MSL/MRO
MarsO/MEX/GTL/VGR2
CLU1/SOHO
MVN/LRO
MSGR/VGR2
Sat 4. CLU2/ACE
MOM/MarsO/CLU4
VGR2/STA/MSL
MRO/MarsO/CLU1
LRO/SOHO
MVN/LRO
VGR2/DAWN/MSGR
MEX/VGR2
Sun 5. GTL/SOHO
MVN
VGR2/GBRA
MOM/KEPL
LRO/WIND
MSL/MRO
VGR2/STB/MSGR
MarsO/MEX/VGR2
Mon 6. THC/CHDR/ACE
MOM/KEPL
VGR2/CAS
MRO/MarsO/NHPC
GTL/SOHO
MSL/MRO/MEX/GTL
VGR2/DAWN
MSGR/MVN
Tue 7. LRO/CLU1/SOHO
CAS/THB
NHPC/VGR2/CLU2
MSL/MVN/MRO
GTL/CLU4/ACE
MRO/MSL/MEX/VGR2
VGR2/MSGR
MarsO/MEX/VGR2
Wed 8. THB/GTL
MSL/MRO/MEX/LRO
STA/MOM
GTL/STF/GTL
SOHO
CAS/MarsO
VGR2/MSGR
MVN
Thu 9. LRO/THB/SOHO
CAS/VGR2
VGR2/STA
MOM/GTL/STF/GTL
SOHO
CAS/MarsO
VGR2/MVN
MRO/MarsO
Fri 10. VGR2/LRO/ACE/SOHO
MSGR/MRO/MVN
VGR2/MSL
MEX/VGR2
GTL/LRO/WIND
CAS/MRO
MarsO/KEPL
Sat 11. GTL/THJB/WIND
MOM/MSL/MRO
VGR2/STB
MarsO/MRO/VGR1/VGR2
LRO/ACE
SOHO/MVN
VGR2/MSGR
DAWN/MarsO/MEX
Sun 12. THB/GTL/MSGR
MOM/MEX/MarsO
VGR2/CAS
MSGR/MarsO/MSL/VGR2
CLU1/WIND
SOHO/MVN
MarsO/MRO

.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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