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)
May 2016
Tue 17. MMS1/MMS2
MOM/VGR1
CAS/NHPC/DAWN
THB/VGR2
MRO/MVN/GTL
SOHO/ROSE/VGR1
CAS/VGR2/STA
TGO/MarsO
Wed 18. VGR1/VGR2/DAWN
STA/GTL/MOM/GTL
VGR2/NHPC
THC/VGR2
VGR1/MMS3/MMS4/CHDR
SOHO/ROSE/MRO/MVN
MarsO/MRO/MVN/VGR2
DAWN/CAS
Thu 19. MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/DAWN
SOHO/JNO/THB/MOM/MMS4
NHPC/VGR2
NHPC
MRO/MVN/MarsO/MRO MarsO/VGR2
DAWN/KEPL/MVN
Fri 20. VGR2/GTL/SOHO
KEPL/THC
NHPC/DAWN
STA/CAS
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
MarsO/MVN
MVN/MEX/MRO
Sat 21. VGR2/ACE
DSN
CAS/NHPC
GBRA/MarsO/MRO
MarsO/MVN/GTL
SOHO/ROSE/MER1/MMS1
MEX/MRO/DAWN
KEPL/MRO/MVN
Sun 22. DSN/VGR2/ACE
ROSE/MER1/MEX/MRO
NHPC/DAWN
ATOT/NHPC
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
WIND/GTL/SOHO/CAS
MVN/MRO/MarsO/VGR2
STA/MVN/MRO
Mon 23. MEX/MRO/MMS3/SOHO
STA/GTL/MEX/MVN
NHPC/VGR2
ROSE/VGR2
CAS/VGR2
ACE/MRO/MarsO
MarsO/MRO/DAWN
CAS
Tue 24. MEX/MVN
MOM/MER1
NHPC
VGR2
MarsO/MRO/LRO
MEX/MRO
CAS
MarsO/MVN
Wed 25. MER1/MMS4/MMS3
ROSE
NHPC/VGR2
SOHO/JNO/NHPC
MEX/MRO/LRO/GTL
DAWN/SOHO/MVN/MRO
MArsO/MVN
CAS
Thu 26. MMS2/MMS3/MMS1/LRO/SOHO
GTL/SOHO/MOM
NHPC/VGR2
SOHO/ATOT
CHDR/LRO
MarsO
CAS/VGR2/DAWN
Fri 27. MarsO/MRO/VGR2/THC
SOHO/JNO/MarsO
NHPC/DAWN
GBRA/MEX/NHPC
MER1/LRO/WIND/ACE
GTL/ROSE/MRO
VGR2/ROSE
Sat 28. MER1/MRO/THC/ACE
GTL/MMS1/MMS2
NHPC/SOHO
ROSE/VGR2
MMS3/MarsO/LRO/SOHO
MVN/MEX
VGR2/DAWN
MRO/MarsO
Sun 29. MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/LRO
SOHO/MOM/MMS1
NHPC/GBRA
MEX
MEX/MVN/MER1/VGR2
WIND/MVN
MarsO/MRO/DAWN
MarsO/MRO
Mon 30. MMS1/MMS2/MER1/LRO
WID/MOM/MMS1
NHPC/SOHO
ROSE/VGR1
MVN/VGR2/SOHO
ACE/MRO/MarsO
MRO/MarsO/DAWN
JNO/MVN
Tue 31. MMS3/MMS2/VGR2/SOHO
MarsO/MVN/MRO
NHPC/DAWN/SOHO
VGR2/NHPC
MarsO/MRO/MER1/DAWN
THB/THC/JNO
MVN
Maintenance
June 2016
Wed 1. MRO/MVN/MER1
MRO/MarsO
NHPC
VGR2
VGR2
JNO
Maintenance
Thu 2. MarsO/MRO/DAWN
JNO
NHPC/GBRA
MEX
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
ACE/GTL/MSL/CAS
Maintenance
MarsO/MRO
Fri 3. VGR2
JNO
NHPC/CAS CAS/CHDR
GTL/MMS1
MarsO/MRO
MSL/MarsO
Sat 4. MRO/WIND
SOHO/CAS
CAS/NHPC/VGR2
DAWN/ATOT/VGR2
MMS4/MMS2/GTL/DAWN
ACE/MarsO/MRO
MArsO/VGR2
JNO
Sun 5. CAS/GTL/SOHO
CHDR/MarsO/ROSE/MarsO
NHPC/DAWN
GBRA/CAS
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
DSN
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
STA/JNO

.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 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 .MSL Mars Science Laboratory .ST A/B STEREO A & B: 3D Solar imagery

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