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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-35 (34-metre)

 DSS-36 (34-metre)
December 2016
Thu
1
GTLORX/SOHO/HC
LRO/MarsO
VGR2GBRA/JNO
CAS/VGR2
Mainenance SOHO/MEX/MVN/MRO/MarsO
Fri
2
VGR2/GBRA/CAS
MMS1/MMS2/THC
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
STA/STF/VGR2
Maintenance WIND/AC/SOHO
CHDR/MarsO/MRO
Sat
3
WIND/SOHO/MMS4
VGR2/MRO/MVN
SOHO/JO
CAS/VGR2
Maintenance NHPC/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/MarsO
Sun
4
WIND/DSCO/MOM?
MSL/MRO/MEX
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
NHPC/CAS/VGR2
Maintenance SOHO/THC/SOHO
LRO/MMS1/MarsO
Mon
5
GTL/ORX
CAS/MSL
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
CAS/VGR2
Maintenance ACE/SOHO/MMS1
MEX/MRO/MarsO/MVN
Tue
6
CAS/MSL
MarsO/MVN
VGR2/GBRA/JNO/STA
NHPC/VGR2
Maintenance GTL/SOHO/MarsO
MMS1/MMS2/MRO
Wed
7
WIND/SOHO
MRO/MarsO/MVN
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
CAS/STF/VGR2
Maintenance DAWN/GTL/JNO/MMS1/MMS2
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MSL/LRO
Thu
8
DAWN/ORX/SOHO
MVN/MRO/MarsO
VGR2/GBRA
CAS/STF/VGR2
Maintenance WIND/GTL
MMS1/MSL
Fri
9
THB/ORX/VGR2/MMS1/MMS2
MMS4/MSL/MarsO/MVN
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
STA/VGR2
Maintenance DAWN/SOHO
VGR2/KEPL/GTL
Sat
10
DAWN/CAS
CHDR/KEPL
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
VGR2/STF/MSL/VGR2
Maintenance GTL/ACE/CHDR/SOHO
VGR2/MMS1/MMS2/MRO
Sun
11
GTL/CAS
KEPL
VGR2/GBRA/STA
STF/NHPC/VGR2
Maintenance LRO/ACE/SOHO
MVN/MRO/MSL
Mon
12
LRO/GTL/CAS
MMS1/MMS2/MRO
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
STF/VGR2
Maintenance
DSN
WIND/SOHO
KEPL/MSL
Tue
13
ORX/DSCO/SOHO
GTL/VGR2/GTL
VGR2/GBRA/GTL/CAS
NHPC
DSN
Maintenance
THB/JNO/WIND/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/MRO/MarsO/MVN/THC
Wed
14
ORX/VGR2/MMS1
MMS2/MMS3/MarsO
VGR2/CAS
STF/GTL/GBRA
Maintenance THC/THB/SOHO
VGR2/MRO
Thu
15
SOHO/CAS
MMS1/MarsO/GTL
GBRA/JNO
VGR2
Maintenance LRO/MarsO/MEX
MRO/MVN
Fri
16
GTL/LRO/WIND
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MRO
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
VGR2/KEPL/VGR2
Maintenance
MRO/MarsO/MVN
SOHO
KEPL
Sat
17
THC/GTL/SOHO/VGR2
MMS1/MMS2/MOM/MRO
VGR2/GBRA/JNO
STF/VGR2
ORX/MarsO
MEX/MRO/MVN
LRO/WIND
NHPC/KEPL
Sun
18
THB/ORX/SOHO
MEX/MOM/MMS1/MarsO
VGR2/GBRA/CAS
STB/STA/VGR2
CAS/MVN GTL/CHDR/ACE/GTL
MarsO/MRO
Mon
19
THC/VGR2/MOM
MRO/MarsO/MVN
VGR2/GBRA/STA
STF/VGR2
VGR2/MarsO
KEPL
LRO/SOHO/GTL
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/GTL
Tue
20
ACE/SOHO/DSCO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MarsO/GTL
VGR2/JNO
CAS/GBRA
ORX/VGR2
MRO
LRO/VGR2
MRO
Wed
21
GTL/THB/LRO
MER1/MRO/MarsO/MVN
GBRA/CAS
STF/VGR2
JNO/VGR2 WIND/VGR2/SOHO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MarsO
Thu
22
GTL/SOHO/NHPC
MER1/MEX/MRO
ATOT/CAS
STF/VGR2
ORX/STA
MVN
LRO/MMS3
MMS1/MarsO
Fri
23
THC/CAS
MER1/MRO
JNO/VGR2
STF/VGR2
ORX/MRO
MarsO/MVN
GTL/LRO/GTL/SOHO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
Sat
24
VGR2/SOHO/VGR2
MER1/MEX/MRO/MVN
JNO/STF
NHPC/VGR2
CAS/MarsO VGR2/STA
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
Sun
25
ACE/SOHO/WIND/LRO
MMS1/MER1/GTL
CAS/VGR2 MRO MarsO
Mon
26
CHDR/ACE
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/MER1
VGR2/ATOT ORX/STA
VGR2
THB/SOHO/CHDR
MVN/GTL
Tue
27
DSCO/ACE/WIND
MRO/MarsO/MVN
ATOT/VGR2
NHPC/VGR2
ORX/STA
MER1
SOHO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
Wed
28
GTL/THC
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/CHDR
GBRA/CAS
NHPC/VGR2
ORX/MRO SOHO
VGR2/MarsO
Thu
29
ORX/SOHO
GTL/MER1
GBRA/JNO
NHPC/VGR2
CAS/MRO
MEX/MVN
SOHO/MMS1/MMS2
MarsO/MRO
Fri
30
ORX/SOHO/VGR2
LRO/MRO
VGR2
NHPC/GBRA
MRO/MarsO/MVN THC/THB
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/GTL
Sat
31
SOHO/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MRO/GTL
GBRA/JNO
VGR2
ORX/VGR1
MRO/MEX/MarsO/MVN
ACE/VGR1
CHDR/WIND
January 2017
Sun
1
GTL/SOHO/MOM
MMS1/MMS2/LRO
VGR2/STA
CAS/VGR2
ORX
MVN/MRO/MarsO
STA/MRO

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 | GTL Geotail: Studying Earth's Magnetic Field | MSL Mars Science Laboratory
ST A/B STEREO A & B: 3D Solar imagery | ORX Osiris-Rex mission to asteroid Bennu | For more information on these missions and others: NASA | JPL | ESA | JAXA | ISRO

NB: ATOT, DSN, GBRA, MSPA, RFC are either Network activities in radio astronomy, maintenance or systems development. GSSR - Goldstone Solar System Radar .

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