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)
June 2016
Fri 24. VGR2/LRO
MOM/MarsO/MRO
NHPC/DAWN
JNO/NHPC
MEX/CHDR/VGR2/ACE
WIND/MER1/MMS4
MarsO/VGR2
CAS
Sat 25. MarsO/MRO/VGR2/SOHO
MOM/MER1/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA
JNO/NHPC
VGR2/GTL/LRO/DAWN
MarsO/MM1/MMS2
CAS/VGR2
STA/MRO/MVN
Sun 26. VGR2/DSN NHPC/GBRA
STF/CAS
MMS3/MMS4/GTL/LRO/SOHO
ACE/CHDR/MarsO/CHDR/MER1
MRO/MVN/DAWN
JNO/MarsO
Mon 27. DSN/VGR2/GTL
ACE/MMS1
CAS/NHPC/DAWN
JNO/NHPC
MEX/MRO/LRO
SOHO/WIND/MarsO/MRO
MarsO/VGR2
GBRA/CAS
Tue 28. MMS3/THB/LRO/DSCO
GTL/MarsO/MER1
NHPC/DAWN
STF/VGR2/CAS
MarsO/MRO/GTL
SOHO/JNO/MMS2
CAS/VGR2/KEPL
MEX/MRO/MarsO
Wed 29. VGR2/GBRA
ROSE/MMS1
CAS/NHPC
JNO/NHPC
MMS3/LRO
DAWN/MVN/MER1
MArsO/GBRA/STA
MarsO/MRO
Thu 30. MMS2/GTL/THB/LRO
SOHO/JNO/MER1/MRO
NHPC/DAWN
MOM/MRO/CAS/NHPC
VGR2/DSN
MRO/MMS4
MArsO/MRO/DAWN
STA/CAS/VGR2
July 2016
Fri 1. MRO/MarsO/GTL
SOHO/ACE/MOM/VGR2
NHPC
JNO/NHPC
MMS3/VGR2/STA
MRO/MEX/MMS4
VGR2/DAWN/JNO
MarsO/MRO
Sat 2. VGR2/CHDR
THB/SOHO/VGR2
NHPC/DAWN
JNO/NHPC
MER1/GTL/WIND/ACE
MArsO/MRO/NHPC/MMS3
MArsO/MRO/VGR2
MVN/MarsO
Sun 3. VGR2/GTL/DSN NHPC/VGR2/GBRA
ROSE/JNO/NHPC
MMS4/VGR2/SOHO/MEX/MVN
MRO/NHPC/MMS2
MRO/DAWN
KEPL/MarsO/MRO
Mon 4. DSN/CHDR
KEPL/MarsO
NHPC/VGR2/THB/MOM
MRO/GTL/VGR2/NHPC
MER1/VGR2/SOHO
GTL/JNO/MMS4
MarsO/MRO/DAWN
JNO/MRO
Tue 5. MarsO/VGR2/SOHO/DSCO
JNO/MMS3
NHPC/VGR2
JNO/NHPC
MER1/GTL/DAWN
JNO/MarsO
MRO/MEX
JNO/MRO
Wed 6. MMS3/VGR2
MarsO/MRO/MMS2
NHPC/GBRA
JNO/NHPC
MarsO/GTL/SOHO/ACE
ROSE/MRO
MRO/DAWN
MSL/MEX/MVN
Thu 7. MMS2/VGR2/SOHO
THB/MOM/MarsO/MMS1
NHPC/DAWN
JNO/NHPC
MRO/GTL
MSL/MRO/MEX
MVN/VGR2
MarsO/VGR2
Fri 8. MMS1/GTL
MOM/MSL/VGR2
NHPC/VGR2
KEPL/THC/NHPC
MRO/MEX/DAWN
WIND/JNO
VGR2/DAWN
KEPL/MarsO/MRO
Sat 9. VGR2/GTL/ACE/THC
MOM/GTL/NHPC/MarsO
NHPC/DAWN
JNO/NHPC
SOHO/GTL
MRO/MMS4
MarsO/MRO/DAWN
KEPL/MSL/MVN/MRO
Sun 10. MArsO/VGR2/SOHO
MRO/MEX/MSL
NHPC/VGR2/GBRA
NHPC
CHDR/STA/WIND
MSL/NHPC/MMS4/MMS2
MRO/MVN/DAWN
JNO/MarsO
Mon 11. MSL/GTL/ACE
SOHO/MOM/NHPC
NHPC/VGR2/GBRA
STF/NHPC/MarsO
MMS2/VGR2/SOHO
JNO/LRO/VGR2
MarsO/DAWN
MEX/MarsO/MSL/MRO
Tue 12. SOHO/DSCO
MOM/MSL/MRO
MarsO/DAWN/THC
VGR2/NHPC
VGR2/GTL/VGR2
MarsO/MEX/MVN
MRO/VGR2
JNO/VGR2
Wed 13. MarsO/DAWN/WIND/ACE
CAS/MMS3/MMS4
NHPC/GBRA
KEPL/MSL/MRO
MEX/MVN/GTL
SOHO/JNO/NHPC
VGR2
MVN/MEX/MarsO
Thu 14. VGR2/DSCO
MOM/MVN
MRO/GTL/GBRA
MarsO
NHPC/VGR2/SOHO/GTL
MEX/MarsO/MSL
MarsO/DAWN
CAS
Fri 15. MVN/MOM
MEX/MRO
MarsO/VGR2
STF/CAS
MarsO/MSL/SOHO
MRO/MSL/MarsO
CAS/DAWN
MarsO/VGR2
Sat 16. MEX/MRO/VGR2/ACE/MOM
MarsO/MRO/MMS4/MarsO
CAS/GBRA
JNO/VGR2
MarsO/MSL/GTL/VGR2
SOHO/MVN/MRO/MSL
VGR2/DAWN
CAS
Sun 17. MArsO/VGR2/ACE
WIND/MarsO/CHDR
DAWN/STA
CAS
MSL/GTL/SOHO
MEX/MVN/VGR2
CAS/VGR2
STA/MarsO+++++++++++++++++++

.ACE Advanced Composition Explorer .HYB2 Japanese Hayabusa2 asteroid mission .MEX Mars Express (European Space Agency) .STF (Spitzer) Infrared Space Telescope
.CAS Cassini - Orbiting Saturn .JNO Jupiter Mission .MMS MMS1-4 Magnetospheric MultiScale .TDRS Tracking & Data Relay Satellite
.CHDR Chandra X-ray Space Telescope .KEPL Kepler Space Telescope .MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .TGO Exo Mars Trace Gas Orbiter
.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) .ROSE Rosetta: Comet study/landing mission .WIND Solar Wind
.GBRA Ground-Based Radio Astronomy .MOM Mars Orbiter Mission (India) .SOHO Solar & Heliospheric Observatory NB: ATOT, DSN, GBRA, MSPA, RFC are either Network activities in radio astronomy, maintenance or systems development. GSSR - Goldstone Solar System Radar
.GTL Geotail: Studying Earth's Magnetic Field .MSL Mars Science Laboratory .ST A/B STEREO A & B: 3D Solar imagery

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