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)
January 2015
Thu 1. SOHO/MOM
MarsO/MRO/CLU1
CAS/NHPC
MarsO/CLU2
HYB2/DAWN/CAS/SOHO
VGR2/GTL/CLU3/CLU4
MSGR/MVN/MEX
Fri 2. CLU1/WIND/VGR2
MSGR/GTL
CLU2/STB
DAWN/STF/ATOT
CLU3/CLU4/ACE/SOHO
MRO/MVN/MEX
MarsO/MRO
Sat 3. THC/WIND/MOM
MarsO/MEX/CLU1
ATOT/STA
STF/VGR2/ATOT
CAS/ACE/SOHO
MSGR/GTL
MSGR/MRO
Sun 4. CLU1/SOHO
MEX/MVN
ATOT/STA/MER1
MSGR/CLU2
LRO/CHDR/NHPC/WIND
VGR2/HYB2/CLU3/CLU4
MarsO/MRO
Mon 5. HYB2/GTL/MSGR
GTL/MSGR/THC
CAS/STA
ROSET/GGBRA
LRO/WIND/NHPC
SOHO/MVN
DAWN/VGR2
MarsO/MRO
Tue 6. THC/SOHO
MSGR/CHDR
GBRA/CAS
NHPC/VGR2/GBRA
LRO/WIND
MER1/MarsO/MRO
STA/MEX
Wed 7. THB/CAS/MER1
VGR2/GTL
GBRA/CAS
ROSE
LRO/SOHO
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
DAWN/MSGR
MRO/MEX
Thu 8. LRO/WIND
MOM/MRO/GTL
CAS/ROSE
VGR2/GBRA
SOHO/MarsO JNO/MSGR
MVN
Fri 9. LRO/SOHO/WIND
MOM/SOHO/MSGR/MarsO
GBRA/STA
STB/VGR2
CAS/MarsO/MRO DAWN/MEX/STA
Sat 10. SOHO/GTL
MOM/MarsO/HYB2
GBRA/CAS/NHPC
STA/VGR2/CLU1
LRO/CAS
MER1/MRO/CLU3/CLU4
MSGR/MarsO/MEX
Sun 11. HYB2/SOHO
MOM/SOHO/VGR2
CAS
MER1/MRO/MarsO
THC/WIND/GTL
MEX/MVN
DAWN/VGR2
MRO/MarsO
Mon 12. THB/ACE
MOM/VGR2/MRO
GBRA/ROSE
VGR2/GBRA
CHDR/WIND/SOHO
MRO/MVN/MarsO
NHPC/KEPL
Tue 13. ACE/MOM
VGR2/WIND
GBRA/CAS
STB/VGR2
SOHO/VGR2/SOHO
MER1/MSGR/GTL
CAS/MRO
MEX/MarsO
Wed 14. MER1/MarsO CAS/DAWN
VGR2/JNO
THC/SOHO
VGR2/MRO
VGR2/MSGR
Thu 15. LRO/SOHO/GTL
MOM/MarsO/MRO
JNO/NHPC
ROSE/JNO
CAS/SOHO
MER1
JNO/VGR2
MRO/MVN
Fri 16. VGR2/MSGR
MRO
JNO/CAS
STA/ROSE/GBRA
SOHO/MER1 JNO
MEX/MarsO
Sat 17. ACE/MOM
MarsO
GBRA/THB/STA
MSGR/STA/VGR2/GBRA
SOHO/MSGR
SOHO/MER1
VGR2/MRO
Sun 18. THB/SOHO/MOM
VGR2/MER1
GBRA/VGR2/STA
DAWN/MSGR/STA/VGR2
ACE/MSGR
SOHO/MarsO/GTL
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
Mon 19. THC/WIND/MOM
VGR2/KEPL/GTL
ATOT/STA
ROSE/CLU1
SOHO/MVN/MRO
MER1/CLU3/CLU4
NHPC/VGR2
MarsO/MRO
Tue 20. GTL/CHDR/ACE
MOM/MRO/MEX
GBRA/THB
STA/VGR2/GBRA
CHDR/GTL/WIND
SOHO/LRO/WIND
CAS/MSGR
MarsO
Wed 21. SOHO/MarsO NHPC/STA
VGR2/JNO
ACE/GTL
MSGR/DAWN/CLU1
DAWN/STA
MarsO/MRO/MEX
Thu 22. SOHO/MOM
SOHO/WIND
JNO/STA
ROSE/STF/GBRA
CLU1/ACE
MRO/MVN/MarsO
CAS/VGR2
MSGR/MRO/JNO
Fri 23. ACE/MOM
MRO/MArsO/LRO
GBRA/VGR2/STA
DAWN/VGR2
SOHO
MRO/GTL
JNO/MSGR
Sat 24. SOHO/DSCO
THC/GTL
CAS/STA/MOM
MSGR/GBRA
DSCO
LRO
PLC/NHPC
MarsO/MRO
Sun 25. DSCO GBRA/VGR2/STA
STB/DAWN/VGR2
SOHO/ACE
DSCO/LRO
CAS
MarsO/MRO
Mon 26. GTL/SOHO
DSCO/LRO
CAS/STA/VGR1
DAWN/MarsO/JNO
ACE/WIND
MSL/MRO
VGR2
MVN/MarsO
Tue 27. ACE/MRO/MEX
MSL/MarsO
JNO/NHPC
GTL/VGR2
SOHO/VGR2
SOHO/DSCO/WIND
DAWN
MRO
Wed 28. DSCO/GTL DAWN/STA
VGR2/CLU2
CAS/SOHO/WIND
MSL/MRO/CLU3/CLU4
MSGR
MarsO/MEX
Thu 29. SOHO/VGR2
MSL/MRO
GBRA/DAWN/STA
ROSE/GBRA
DSCO
MarsO/GTL
MSGR/MVN
Fri 30. SOHO/WIND/SOHO
MSL/MarsO/THC
GBRA/CAS/DAWN
VGR2
DAWN/MSGR
DSCO/CLU1
MRO/MEX
Sat 31. THC/MSGR
MOM/MSL/THB
VGR2/STA/MSGR
MarsO/MRO/GBRA
CLU1/GTL/ACE/GTL
SOHO/DSCO/WIND/LRO
CAS/MRO/MEX
February 2015
Sun 1. THB/NHPC/SOHO
MOM/DSCO/THC
GBRA/VGR2/STA
ROSE/MOM/VGR2/ATOT
LRO/CAS
MarsO/MSL/LRO
VGR2/MEX
MRO

.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 .MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .TDRS Tracking & Data Relay Satellite
.CLU Cluster 1-2-3-4: Earth's Magnetosphere .LRO Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter .MSPA Multiple Spacecraft Per Aperture .TH A to E Themis (Artemis): Moon study
.DAWN Mission to Vesta and Ceres .MarsO Mars Odyssey .NHPC New Horizons Pluto Charon mission .VGR1 Voyager 1
.DSCO Deep Space Climate Observatory .MVN MAVEN: Mars Orbiter mission .PLC Planet C - Akatsuki: Venus mission (Japan .VGR2 Voyager 2
.DSN Deep Space Network activities .MER 1 Mars Rover: Opportunity(1) .RFC Radio Frequency Cataloguing .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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