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)
February 2017
Tue
28
VGR2/CAS/VGR2
HYB2/THB/MarsO
Maintenance VGR2/NHPC
MarsO/MVN/MRO/MEX
JNO/SOHO
WIND/LRO
March 2017
Wed
1
GTL/MMS2
SOHO/VGR2/THB
Maintenance VGR2/HYB2/MRO VGR2
Thu
2
ORX/MRO Maintenance CAS JNO/MarsO/LRO
Fri
3
VGR2/SOHO
LRO/GBRA
Mainteance
MRO/JNO
ORX/MarsO/MVN VGR2/GTL
MarsO/MRO/THC
Sat
4
VGR2/GBRA/VGR2
MER1/MarsO/GTL
JNO/NHPC
STA/GBRA
ORX VGR2/MMS3/MMS2/ACE
WIND/MRO/LRO/CHDR
Sun
5
VGR2/MOM/DSN CAS/VGR2/GBRA VGR2
MarsO/MER1/MRO/MEX
GBRA/CHDR/ACE
SOHO/KEPL/GTL
Mon
6
DSN/THC JNO/NHPC/GBRA
VGR2/MRO/GBRA
VGR2
MVN/MEX/MarsO/VGR2
VGR2/SOHO
KEPL/THB
Tue
7
ORX/ACE/MOM
GTL/SOHO/MER1/LRO
VGR2
MarsO/MRO/GBRA
JNO/CAS
MVN/MEX
GBRA/MMS4/MMS2
VGR2/MMS3/KEPL
Wed
8
MarsO/MVN/MEX/MER1
GBRA
VGR2/GBRA MRO GTL/SOHO
Thu
9
VGR2/ORX/MMS4/MMS3
MEX/MarsO/MER1/THB
JNO/CAS
MRO/GBRA
NHPC/MVN VGR2/MMS2/SOHO
Fri
10
VGR2/MRO
GTL/GBRA
CAS
STA/GBRA/JNO
VGR2/MarsO JNO/CHDR/MMS3
SOHO/THC
Sat
11
GBRA/CAS/DSN JNO/VGR2
NHPC/VGR2
ORX
MRO/MarsO/MVN
THC/GBRA/VGR2
MMS2/SOHO/STA/GBRA
Sun
12
GBRA/NHPC
VGR2/DSN
JNO/GTL/MOM
VGR2/GBRA
CAS/STA GBRA/MMS3/MMS1/MMS2
MarsO/MRO/WIND/CHDR
Mon
13
NHPC/VGR2
MOM/MRO
CAS/VGR2
GBRA
JNO/MVN/MarsO THC/VGR2/ACE/GTL
STA/MarsO
Tue
14
VGR2/LRO/NHPC
ACE/GTL
JNO/STA/JNO CAS/ORX
MRO/MarsO/MVN/MEX
VGR2/ORX/MMS1/MMS3
MMS4/SOHO/THC
Wed
15
VGR2/SOHO JNO/NHPC
STA/MarsO
VGR2/TGO MRO/ORX
MRO/GTL
Thu
16
NHPC/LRO/WIND
ACE/MRO
VGR2/MOM
VGR2/GBRA
ORX/MSL
MVN/MEX/MarsO
THC/MMS3/MMS2
SOHO
Fri
17
VGR2/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
SOHO/MRO
CAS/VGR2/JNO ORX/MarsO VGR2/LRO/GTL
WIND/STA
Sat
18
THB/LRO/CHDR
SOHO/GTL/ACE/DSN
JNO/VGR2
MOM/STA/GBRA
CAS/VGR2/MRO THC/ORX
VGR2/MarsO
Sun
19
DSN VGR2/MOM
VGR2/GBRA
ORX/MSL
MVN/MRO
MMS1/MMS2/LRO/WIND
GTL/SOHO/GTL
Mon
20
JNO/WIND
ACE/SOHO
NHPC/VGR2/GBRA CAS/MVN ORX/LRO/SOHO
MarsO/MRO/GTL/JNO
Tue
21
LRO/CHDR
MOM/DSCO/SOHO
NHPC/VGR2/GBRA ORX/MSL
MRO/MEX/MVN
JNO/MarsO
Wed
22
GTL/MarsO VGR2/GBRA ORX/MVN/MEX THC/LRO/SOHO
MSL/MRO
Thu
23
ORX/LRO/GTL
SOHO/MSL
CAS/VGR2/GBRA CAS/MVN/MEX JNO/MRO
Fri
24
VGR2/NHPC
MarsO/MRO/MEX/MSL
CAS/VGR2/GBRA VGR2/MRO JNO/GTL
SOHO/ACE/JNO
Sat
25
VGR2/SOHO VGR2/STA/GBRA CAS
MarsO/MVN/MRO/MSL
JNO/WIND/MMS1
THB/LRO/ACE
Sun
26
VGR2/CHDR/MMS4
MOM/SOHO
CAS/VGR2/GBRA JNO/STA/MRO VGR2/NHPC/VGR2/MMS3
MVN/MarsO/MSL/GTL
Mon
27
GTL/VGR2
MEX/MVN
NHPC/THC/THB
STF/MSL/GBRA/JNO
CAS/MarsO/MRO NHPC/VGR2/ACE
LRO/SOHO
Tue
28
VGR2/MOM
GTL/CHDR
JNO/STA/GBRA ORX
MEX/MRO/MarsO/MVN
VGR2/GTL/MMS1
SOHO/THB/SOHO/MSL
Wed
29
VGR2/SGP CAS/GTL
VGR2/STA/GBRA
JNO
MarsO/MRO/MEX
VGR2/MMS4/MMS1
WIND/MVN
Thu
30
MMS1/SOHO/GTL VGR2/MRO/GBRA ORX/MarsO JNO/LRO
Fri
31
JNO/VGR2/MOM
MRO/GTL
CAS/VGR2
STA/JNO
VGR2 MMS4/MMS1/ORX
MarsO/LRO
April 2017
Sat
1
VGR2/NHPC/VGR2
ACE/SOHO/THC
JNO/CAS
STF/GBRA
JNO/STA VGR2/ORX
MarsO/MEX/MRO/MVN
Sun
2
VGR2/MMS1/NHPC
MVN/MarsO/MRO/THB/VGR2
JNO/VGR2
GBRA
CAS/STA/VGR2 VGR2/NHPC/GTL/VGR2
MMS3/SOHO/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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