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)
February 2016
Wed 3. HYB2/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/MMS4/VGR2
JNO/NHPC
STF/GBRA
ROSE/CAS
SOHO/DAWN/GTL
MRO/MarsO/VGR2
Thu 4. ROSE/CASMMS1/MMS2
VGR2/CHDR
JNO/NHPC
STB/GBRA
MMS3/MMS4/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/MMS4/SOHO/DAWN/JNO
MRO/MarsO
VGR2
Fri 5. MarsO/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
THB/GTL/ACE
ROSE/NHPC
VGR2/ROSE
JNO/CAS
SOHO/WIND
MRO/MarsO
HYB2/DAWN
Sat 6. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/LRO/GTL
ROSE/NHPC
STF/DAWN/GBRA
MarsO/MRO
SOHO/VGR2
CAS/VGR2/ROSE
Sun 7. MOM/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MMS1/MMS2/VGR2/ROSE
GBRA/CAS
STA/DAWN/GBRA
MarsO/MRO/MER1/CAS
MRO/SOHO/VGR2
ROSE/PLC/DAWN
Mon 8. ROSE/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
SOHO/WIND/PRCN
GBRA/NHPC
VGR2/GBRA
MRO/MER1/ACE
HYB2/MMS2/LRO/GTL
CAS/DAWN
Tue 9. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MRO/SOHO/LRO/ACE
GBRA/VGR2/NHPC
VGR2/GBRA
CAS/DAWN MarsO/JNO
HYB2/VGR2
Wed 10. MarsO/MER1
SOHO/THB
GBRA/CAS/NHPC
STF/GBRA/JNO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
CHDR/CAS/GTL/DAWN/LRO
MVN/MRO
VGR2/DAWN
Thu 11. MOM/MarsO/MRO
MMS1/MMS2/GTL
JNO/NHPC
DAWN/GBRA
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MER1/SOHO/LRO/JNO
CAS/VGR2/STA
Fri 12. MOM/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/ACE/THB/CHDR
MarsO/VGR2
STA/GBRA/JNO
JNO/MER1/MRO/MarsO
SOHO/WIND/HYB2
MVN/MRO
DAWN/PRCN
Sat 13. MarsO/MRO/SOHO
DSN
JNO/NHPC
DAWN/GBRA
HYB2/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MER1/VGR2/GTL
MVN/VGR2
Sun 14. DSN
VGR2/GTL
GBRA/CAS/NHPC
STA/GBRA
MMS3/MMS4/MMS1-4/MER1
MMS1/MMS2/SOHO/DAWN/LRO
MarsO/MRO
CAS/VGR2
Mon 15. MarsO/MOM/MER1/HYB2
DSCO/PRCN/THB
GBRA/CAS
DAWN/GBRA
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
GTL/SOHO/VGR2
MRO/MarsO
CAS/VGR2
Tue 16. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
ACE
GBRA/VGR2
STF/ATOT
MarsO/MRO/MVN
SOHO/GTL
JNO/CAS/VGR2
DAWN/HYB2
Wed 17. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MRO/VGR2/SOHO/THC
VGR2/CAS
STA/GBRA
MRO/MVN
JNO
HYB2/MarsO
CAS/DAWN
Thu 18. MMS1/MMS2/CHDR/MER1
MMS1/MMS2/STA/GTL
CAS/NHPC
VGR2/GBRA
JNO/MMS3/MMS4
SOHO/ROSE
MSL/MRO/MarsO
DAWN/DSN/JNO
Fri 19. MarsO/MVN/MRO
SOHO/PRCN
GBRA/CAS/NHPC
STB/VGR2/HYB2
ROSE/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/ACE/GTL/JNO
JNO/MRO/MarsO
DAWN/ROSE
Sat 20. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MRO/VGR2
HYB2/GTL/NHPC
DAWN/GBRA
JNO/CAS
SOHO/WIND
ROSE/MRO/MVN/MarsO
VGR2
Sun 21. MMS4/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/MMS1/MMS2/SOHO/VGR2
MOM/MRO/NHPC
STF/GBRA
MSL/CAS
GTL/ACE/VGR2
MarsO/MRO
PLC/DAWN
Mon 22. ROSE/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/SOHO/HYB2
GBRA/NHPC/STB
STA/VGR2/ROSE
MSL/MVN/MRO
GTL/DAWN/THC
MRO/MarsO
PRCN/JNO
Tue 23. HYB2/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/HYB2
ROSE/NHPC
STA/GBRA
MarsO/MRO
SOHO/VGR2/GTL
JNO/MSL/MVN/MEX
DAWN/ROSE
Wed 24. HYB2/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
WIND
VGR2/NHPC
VGR2/GBRA
MarsO/MSL/MRO
SOHO/GTL/ROSE
ROSE/MRO/MVN
DAWN
Thu 25. MEX/MOM/MSL/NHPC
MarsO/ACE/VGR2/CHDR
CAS/DAWN
ROSE
ROSE/LRO/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/MMS1/MMS2/SOHO
MarsO/MRO
VGR2/JNO
Fri 26. MOM/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
HYB2/SOHO/PRCN
ROSE/NHPC
STF/JNO
MarsO/CHDR/MSL/MRO
GTL/VGR2/ROSE
MRO/MSL/MVN
MarsO/VGR2
Sat 27. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/MSL
VGR2/ACE/WIND
JNO/NHPC
SOHO/STF/ROSE
ROSE/LRO/MRO
SOHO/GTL/DSCO
MarsO/MSL/MVN
DAWN
Sun 28. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MSL/MMS1/MMS2/VGR2
ROSE/NHPC/SOHO
DAWN/ROSE
MRO/MVN
SOHO/VGR2
MarsO/MRO
PLC
Mon 29. THC/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
HYB2/PRCN/GTL
ROSE/NHPC/STB
SOHO/DAWN/ROSE
LRO/MSL/VGR2
STA/JNO
MarsO/MVN/MRO
DAWN
March 2016
Tue 1. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
LRO/VGR2/WIND
VGR2/NHPC
DAWN/ROSE
JNO/MarsO/MRO
SOHO/ACE/HYB2
MRO/MVN
MDSL
Wed 2. MOM/MarsO/LRO
SOHO
ROSE/CAS
NHPC/SOHO/ROSE
HYB2/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MSL/CHDR/GTL/DSCO
MVN/MRO
VGR2/DAWN
Thu 3. MOM/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MSL/MMS1/SOHO/JNO
ROSE/NHPC
SOHO/GBRA
MarsO/MRO/LRO
GTL/ROSE
MVN/MRO
VGR2
Fri 4. MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/SOHO
GBRA/NHPC
STA/STF/HYB2
ROSE/MarsO/MRO/MSL
STA/PRCN
MVN/MRO
DAWN
Sat 5. CHDR/MMS3/MMS4/VGR2
LRO/VGR2/GTL
HYB2/NHPC
DAWN/ROSE
MRO/MarsO
SOHO
MVN/MSL
VGR2
Sun 6. MOM/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/ACE/WIND
ROSE/CAS
NHPC/STB/ROSE
MarsO/PLC
MMS1/SOHO/GTL
MVN/MRO
MSL/DAWN

.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. GSSR - Goldstone Solar System Radar
.GTL Geotail: Studying Earth's Magnetic Field .MSGR MESSENGER: Orbiting Mercury .SOHO Solar & Heliospheric Observatory

FAQ | PRIVACY STATEMENT | FEEDBACK
Webmaster: Glen Nagle
Public Relations Office: Glen Nagle / Leanne George