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)
April 2016
Mon 18. DSN
STA/ROSE
NHPC/STB
DAWN/GBRA/CAS
MMS3/MMS4/MRO
VGR2/SOHO/JNP/CHDR
MVN/MRO/MarsO
VGR2/KEPL/MVN
Tue 19. ROSE/MMS1/MMS2/VGR2
ACE/MOM/MarsO
CAS/GBRA
THB/NHPC
CHDR/MER1/VGR2
GTL/SOHO/MEX/MRO
MVN/MRO/MarsO
VGR2/DAWN/ROSE/HYB2
Wed 20. MarsO/MVN/MRO
SOHO/MarsO
NHPC/DAWN
GBRA/VGR2
MEX/MRO/MER1/MMS3
MMS4/GTL/WIND/ACE/ROSE
HYB2/VGR2
KEPL/MEX
Thu 21. MarsO/MMS3/MMS2/MMS1
MMS4/ROSE/MarsO/MRO
VGR2/NHPC
VGR2/GBRA/NHPC
ROSE/MER1/MRO
GTL/THC/MMS3/MMS1
MRO/MarsO/MEX
DAWN/JNO/MVN
Fri 22. MarsO/MRO/MER1
VGR2/SOHO/MEX/MVN
NHPC/VGR2
JNO/NHPC
MMS4/MMS3/VGR2
THC/CAS
MVN/HYB2
DAWN/ROSE
Sat 23. MVN/LRO/VGR2
DSN/MOM/MarsO
NHPC/VGR2/NHPC
VGR2/ATOT/NHPC
CAS/GTL
DSN/ROSE
MarsO/MRO
DAWN/ROSE/CAS
Sun 24. MarsO/MMS3/MMS2/MMS1
MMS4/ACE/SOHO/MMS2/MMS1
NHPC/DAWN
ROSE/NHPC
ROSE/MEX/MRO/MER1
VGR2/MVN/MRO
CAS/VGR2KEPL/HYB2
Mon 25. MMS4/MMS3/MarsO/MER1
WIND/SOHO/MOM/MarsO
NHPC/DAWN
ATOT/VGR2
MRO/MVN/GTL
Maintenance
HYB2/VGR2
STA/MVN/MRO
Tue 26. MarsO/MMS1/MMS2/LRO
TGO/CHDR
VGR2/NHPC
ROSE/MEX
Maintenance MVN/MRO/MEX
DAWN/HYB2
Wed 27. LRO/VGR2/MER1/VGR2
GTL/MOM/MMS4
VGR2/NHPC/DAWN
ROSE/MEX
Maintenance HYB2/MRO/MVN/VGR2
TGO/MSL/MVN/MRO
Thu 28. GTL/MMS3/MMS4/LRO
DAWN/TGO/MVN/MRO
MEX/VGR2/NHPC
GBRA/MSL/NHPC
Maintenance MVN/MRO/MarsO
JNO/TGO/ROSE
Fri 29. MRO/MarsO/LRO/WIND
CHDR/ACE/HYB2/MRO
NHPC/VGR2
DAWN/ROSE/CAS
Maintenance
GTL/SOHO/MVN
ROSE
MarsO
Sat 30. MRO/MMS1/MMS2/LRO
GTL/DSCO/SOHO/ROSE
CAS/NHPC/VGR2
GBRA/MSL/VGR2
MVN/MRO/MarsO
DAWN/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
MarsO/CAS
MarsO/MRO
May 2016
Sun 1. ROSE/VGR2
GTL/MSL/MRO
VGR2/NHPC/STA
ROSE/NHPC
MMS4/MMS1/MMS2/MarsO/ACE
SOHO/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
MarsO/MRO
DAWN/MVN
Mon 2. MRO/VGR2/THC/SOHO
GTL/MSL/MOM
NHPC
GBRA/MEX
MMS3/MMS4/MMS3/MMS4
WIND/ACE/TGO/MRO
MarsO/MRO
DAWN/ROSE/MVN
Tue 3. MarsO/MRO
VGR2/SOHO/MOM/MVN
MEX/NHPC
ROSE/CAS
MRO/MMS1/MMS2/VGR2
DSCO/TGO/MSL/MarsO
MVN/DAWN
JNO/TGO/MRO
Wed 4. MVN/SOHO
MarsO/MSL
CAS/DAWN
GBRA/NHPC
MSL/MarsO/MRO
GTL/LRO/TGO/MEX/MRO
MRO/VGR2
CAS
Thu 5. MSL/NarsO/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
THB/GTL/LRO/SOHO/MMS2
NHPC/VGR2
ATOT/MEX
MRO/MarsO
MarsO/CAS
CAS/DAWN
ROSE/MSL/MRO
Fri 6. MMS4/VGR2/GTL/THC
SOHO/MOM/MVN
MEX/CAS
GBRA/VGR2
CAS/MarsO
DAWN/ROSE
MSL/MRO/MVN
MarsO/MEX
Sat 7. MVN/SOHO
THB/GTL/MOM
CAS/VGR2
ATOT/CAS
MSL/MRO/WIND/ACE
LRO/MarsO/MRO
MEX/MarsO/CAS
DAWN/ROSE/MSL/MVN
Sun 8. MSL/VGR2/ACE
LRO/MMS2/MMS3
CAS/NHPC/DAWN
GBRA/NHPC
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
DAWN/VGR2/SOHO/MarsO
MVN/MSL/MRO
STA/ROSE/CAS
Mon 9. MMS4/MMS3/MMS4/VGR2
ACE/THB/MOM/MRO
NHPC/DAWN
ROSE/VGR2
MRO/MSL/GTL/WIND
STA/LRO/MVN
CAS/VGR2
JNO/CAS
Tue 10. MRO/MSL/CHDR
SOHO/MarsO/MVN/MRO
VGR2/ROSE
NHPC
MarsO/MRO
DAWN/LRO/CAS
CAS
Maintenance
Wed 11. MRO/MSL/VGR2/GTL
LRO/MarsO/MEX
NHPC/DAWN
ROSE/VGR2
CAS/VGR2
SOHO/MRO/MarsO
Maintenance
Thu 12. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/VGR2
GTL/ACE/SOHO/MOM/MRO/MarsO
VGR2/NHPC/DAWN
ROSE/CAS
MarsO/MRO/MSL
JNO/GTL/LRO/MMS4
Maintenance
MVN
Fri 13. MRO/MarsO
THB/MEX/MRO
CAS/NHPC/DAWN
GBRA/NHPC
MMS3/VGR2/SOHO MVN/MSL/VGR2
MarsO
Sat 14. MRO/MarsO/GTL
SOHO/THC/ROSE/MMS1
NHPC/VGR2
ATOT/VGR2
MMS4/MSL/DAWN
MVN/MRO
MarsO/VGR2
STA/ROSE/CAS
Sun 15. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/VGR2
GTL/ACE/MOM/MMS4
NHPC/GBRA
ROSE
MRO/MarsO/MSL
SOHO/MRO
CAS/DAWN
MVN

.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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