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)
March 2015
Fri 17. MMS3/MMS4/THB/GTL
MarsO/MEX/MSL
CAS/NHPC
MRO/MVN/GBRA
SOHO/MMS1 VGR2/MSGR
CAS
Sat 18. VGR2/WIND
LRO/SOHO/CAS
NHPC/ROSE
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
MMS1/MMS2/NHPC
PLC/GTL/MMS3
CAS/MVN/MEX
Sun 19. CAS/MarsO
MEX/MRO
NHPC/THB
MarsO/MVN/CAS
MMS3/MMS4/GTL/WIND
SOHO/LRO/SOHO/MMS4
VGR2/MSGR
Mon 20. MMS!/MMS2/DAWN
GTL/SOHO/MRO
CAS/NHPC
MarsO/MRO/JNO
GTL/CHDR/WIND
ACE/LRO/SOHO/MMS3
VGR2/MVN/CAS
Tue 21. VGR2/MVN/MEX
JNO
NHPC/ATOT
VGR2
MMS3/MMS4/GTL
DAWN/LRO/SOHO/MMS1
CAS/MarsO/MRO
CAS
Wed 22. DAWN/VGR2/GTL
SOHO/LRO
VGR1/VGR2
MarsO/MRO/THC/VGR2
MMS1/MMS2
SGP/MMS3
CAS/MEX/MVN
JNO
Thu 23. DSCO/MOM
MarsO/MRO
NHPC/ROSE
GTL/VGR2
MMS3/MMS4
MRO/MMS1
VGR2/MEX/MVN/DAWN
Fri 24. MMS2/WIND/DAWN
MRO/THC/DAWN
VGR2/VGR1/ROSE
MarsO/GBRA/NHPC
MMS1/VGR2/MER1/SOHO
MSGR/SOHO/LRO/MMS3
DAWN/KEPL
Sat 25. DAWN/ACE
KEPL/NHPC
NHPC/MArsO/MRO
THC/THB/VGR2
MMS3/MMS4/GTL/MOM/MER1
SOHO/MSGR/LRO/MMS1
VGR2/MRO/MEX
CAS
Sun 26. NHPC/DAWN
MOM/KEPL/MMS3
VGR2/CAS/ROSE
THB/VGR2
MMS1/MMS2/GTL/WIND
MER1/MRO/MarsO/LRO
CAS/VGR2
MSGR/PRCN
Mon 27. MMS3/MMS4/CLU4/MarsO
MRO/SOHO/CHDR
DAWN/STF
ATOT/CAS
NHPC/GTL/WIND/TL
MRO/MarsO/MMS1
VGR2/MVN
Tue 28. CHDR/DAWN/MSGR
THC/THB/MMS3
CAS/GTL
KEPL/VGR2/GBRA
MMS1/MMS2/CHDR/WIND
ACE/GTL/MEX/DAWN
VGR2/MarsO/MRO
Wed 29. MMS3/MMS4/CLU1
SOHO/CAS
GBRA
VGR2
DAWN/MarsO/MRO
THB/MMS1
VGR2/MarsO
MSGR/JNO
Thu 30. CAS/GTL/DAWN
MArsO/THB/THC/DAWN
VGR2/MER1/MRO/MEX
CAS/NHPC
MMS1/MMS2/NHPC
SOHO/MMS3
VGR2/MarsO
MVN/CAS
May 2015
Fri 1. DAWN/MRO
THC/MMS1
NHPC/MarsO/MER1
GVBRA/CAS
MMS4/GTL/WIND/ACE
MSGR(EOM)/THB
CAS/VGR2
Sat 2. MMS2/GTL/WIND
SOHO/MarsO/THC/MMS3
CAS/NHPC/GTL
KEPL/VGR2
DAWN/MER1/MRO
NHPC
VGR2/PLC
CAS
Sun 3. MMS4/THB/DSCO/CHDR
GTL/SOHO/THB/CAS
VGR2/MarsO/MRO
ATOT/DAWN
DAWN/MER1
THC/MMS1
CAS/MarsO/MEX
NHPC
Mon 4. CAS/WIND/ACE
MRO/THB/GTL/LRO
DAWN/STB
ATOT/VGR2
MMS2/CLU1/SOHO
MER1/THC/MMS3
VGR2/MarsO/MVN
CAS
Tue 5. LRO/GTL
THC/MMS1
VGR2
GBRA/CAS
MMS4/DAWN
SOHO/CHDR/DAWN
CAS/MarsO/MRO
VGR2
Wed 6. MMS2/MRO
NHPC
CAS/GTL/ROSE
MRO/NHPC
DAWN/WIND
MMS3
VGR2/MarsO
VGR2
Thu 7. DAWN/SOHO
DAWN
NHPC/GTL/STB
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
MMS4/LRO/DSCO
ACE/MMS1/MMS2
VGR2/MVN
Fri 8. DAWN/MRO
MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/ROSE
MarsO/MRO/VGR2/DAWN
MMS2/LRO/GTL
SOHO/CHDR/KEPL
NHPC/VGR2
Sat 9. MMS4/LRO/MOM
MRO/MMS1/MMS2
DAWN/STF
GBRA/VGR2
WIND/PLC/MOM
SOHO/GTL/DAWN
VGR2/MarsO
VGR2
Sun 10. MMS2/LRO/WIND
CLU2/ACE/MMS3/MMS4
VGR1/GTL/MOM
MarsO/MRO/CAS
DAWN/SOHO
DSN
VGR2/MarsO
PRCN/VGR2

.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 .MMS MMS1-4 Magnetospheric MultiScale .TDRS Tracking & Data Relay Satellite
.CLU Cluster 1-2-3-4: Earth's Magnetosphere .LRO Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter .MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .TH A to E Themis (Artemis): Moon study
.DAWN Mission to Vesta and Ceres .MarsO Mars Odyssey .MSPA Multiple Spacecraft Per Aperture .VGR1 Voyager 1
.DSCO Deep Space Climate Observatory .MVN MAVEN: Mars Orbiter mission .NHPC New Horizons Pluto Charon mission .VGR2 Voyager 2
.DSN Deep Space Network activities .MER 1 Mars Rover: Opportunity(1) .PLC Planet C - Akatsuki: Venus mission (Japan .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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