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.
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.
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,
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.
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.