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)
December 2014
Mon 8. ACE/MOM
SOHO/KEPL
GBRA/STA/DAWN
STB/STF/VGR2
GTL/CAS/VGR2
MarsO/MRO
DSN
MEX/MVN/MarsO
Tue 9. ACE/MOM
MEX/MarsO
STA
NHPC/VGR2
LRO/SOHO/VGR1
SOHO/MER1/VGR2
VGR1/MRO
Wed 10. LRO/DAWN
SOHO/GTLTHC
GBRA/STA
CAS/STF/VGR2
CLU1/WIND/GTL
VGR1/MarsO/MER1
MSGR/VGR1
MRO/MEX
Thu 11. THB/THC/CAS
MEX/MRO
GBRA/VEX/STA
NHPC/VGR2
LRO/SOHO
MER1/GTL
JNO/MVN
MRO/MarsO
Fri 12. LRO/ACE/MOM
MRO/MarsO/MER1/GTL
GBRA/CAS
STA/STF/VGR2
SOHO/VGR2
SOHO/MRO
MSGR/MEX
Sat 13. THC/SOHO/MOM
SOHO/MRO/MarsO/MER1
GBRA/STA/DAWN
NHPC/VGR2
CAS
MRO
MSGR/MEX
Sun 14. GTL/WIND/SOHO
NHPC/MOM/MEX/MVN
GBRA/STA
ROSE/VGR2
CAS/MarsO/MRO MSGR/MarsO
Mon 15. SOHO/MSL/GTL
SOHO/KEPL
ATOT/STA/NHPC
STA/SOHO/VGR2
CAS/SOHO/MarsO DAWN/MSGR
MVN/MRO
Tue 16. CLU1/WIND
SOHO/MRO
ATOT/DAWN/NHPC
STF/VGR2
CLU4/SOHO/DAWN
MVN/MEX/GTL/CLU1
MSGR
VGR2/MarsO
Wed 17. SOHO/DAWN/MSGR
VGR2/MSGR/GTL
GBRA/CAS
STF/VGR2
CLU1/WIND/ACE
SOHO/NHPC/MarsO
MSGR/MarsO
MRO/MEX
Thu 18. JNO/MOM
SOHO/MarsO/GTL
GBRA/STA/STB
STF/VGR2
SOHO/MRO/CLU1 MSGR/MRO
MVN/MEX
Fri 19. CAS/MRO
MSL/MEX
JNO/STB
VGR2/ATOT
CLU1/THB/ACE
SOHO/MOM/MarsO
DAWN
MarsO/MRO
Sat 20. GTL/MOM
GTL/MarsO
ATOT/STA/STB
NHPC/VGR2
SOHO/MRO
MSL/MEX
MSGR/MarsO/MRO
Sun 21. THB/MOM
MSL/MRO
ATOT/STA
ROSE/VGR2
SOHO/MSGR
MarsO/MEX/GTL
DAWN/NHPC
MarsO/MVN
Mon 22. THC/MOM
SOHO/MSL/GTL
ATOT/THB
STA/VGR2
WIND/ACE
MarsO/MVN
DAWN/NHPC
MRO
Tue 23. WIND/MOM/MSL
THC/CLU1
CLU4/CAS
STB/DAWN/VGR2
CLU1/SOHO/THC
SOHO/LRO/MarsO/GTL
DAWN/MSGR
MEX/MRO
Wed 24. WIND/MSL
MarsO
GBRA/STB SOHO/VGR2
MSGR
JNO/MSGR
MEX/MRO
Thu 25. GTL/MOM
THB/MRO/CLU1
DAWN/STB
MSL/VGR2
WIND/SOHO
MRO/MVN/MSL
MSGR/MarsO
MRO/MEX
Fri 26. CLU1/SOHO/ACE
GTL/VGR2/MEX
ATOT/DAWN
STA/MSL/GBRA
MSGR
SOHO/MarsO
CAS/MSGR
MRO
Sat 27. WIND/CHDR/VGR2
MarsO/MEX/CLU1
GBRA/DAWN
MarsO/MRO/MSL/CLU2
CAS/SOHO
NHPC/GTL/CLU4
MSGR/HYB2
Sun 28. WIND/MOM
DSN
STA/MarsO/MRO
MSL/GBRA
ACE/MSGR/SOHO
MarsO/MEX
CAS/VGR2
Mon 29. DSN/SOHO
MarsO/HYB2/MSL/GTL
GBRA/STA
VGR2
CAS/MarsO/MRO DAWN/MarsO
MVN/MEX
Tue 30. HYB2/SOHO
MSGR/THB
GTL/DAWN
STB/VGR2
WIND/HYB2
MSL/HYB2
CAS/MarsO
MRO/MEX
Wed 31. WIND/GTL/SOHO
MRO/MarsO/MEX/MSL/THB
ATOT/STA
STB/VGR2
HYB2/CAS
MOM/HYB2
JNO/MSGR
MRO
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

.ACE Advanced Composition Explorer .JNO Jupiter Mission .MEX Mars Express (European Space Agency) .STF (Spitzer) Infrared Space Telescope
.CAS Cassini - Orbiting Saturn .KEPL Kepler Space Telescope .MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .TDRS Tracking & Data Relay Satellite
.CHDR Chandra X-ray Space Telescope .LRO Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter .MSPA Multiple Spacecraft Per Aperture .TH A to E Themis (Artemis): Moon study
.CLU Cluster 1-2-3-4: Earth's Magnetosphere .MarsO Mars Odyssey .NHPC New Horizons Pluto Charon mission .VEX Venus Express
.DAWN Mission to Vesta and Ceres .MVN MAVEN: Mars Orbiter mission .PLC Planet C - Akatsuki: Venus mission (Japan .VGR1 Voyager 1
.DSN Deep Space Network activities .MER 1 Mars Rover: Opportunity(1) .RFC Radio Frequency Cataloguing .VGR2 Voyager 2
.GBRA Ground-Based Radio Astronomy .MOM Mars Orbiter Mission (India) .ROSE Rosetta: Comet study/landing mission .WIND Solar Wind
.GTL Geotail: Studying Earth's Magnetic Field .MSGR MESSENGER: Orbiting Mercury .SOHO Solar & Heliospheric Observatory NB: ATOT, DSN, GBRA, MSPA, RFC are either Network activities in radio astronomy, maintenance or systems development.
.HYB2 Japanese Hayabusa2 asteroid mission .MSL Mars Science Laboratory .ST A/B STEREO A & B: 3D Solar imagery

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