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)
January 2017
Wed
4
SOHO
MRO/THC
GBRA/VGR2
STA
ORX/MVN GBRA/NHPC/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/LRO/GTL/GBRA
Thu
5
SOHO/WIND/MMS1/MMS3
MarsO/LRO
VGR2/CASVGR2 ORX/MVN GBRA/NHPC
MEX/MarsO/MRO/GTL
Fri
6
ACE/SOHO/MOM
MRO/MarsO/MVN
GBRA/CAS
STF/VGR2
ORX/CAS
MRO/MEX
GBRA/NHPC/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
MMS4/STA/THC/THB
Sat
7
GTL/ORX
SOHO/DSN
JNO/VGR2
STA/VGR2
CAS
MSL/MarsO
GBRA/NHPC/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
MMS4/MRO
Sun
8
DSN/GTL/ACE/GTL
MOM/MSL/MRO/LRO
GBRA/VGR2
STF/VGR2
ORX/MVN/MEX LRO/SOHO/CHDR
MMS1/MMS2//MarsO
Mon
9
ACE/SOHO/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
MMS4/MRO/THC
GBRA/VGR2
GBRA
ORX/MVN/MRO
MarsO/MEX
SOHO/NHPC
ACE/MSL/GTL
Tue
10
THC/ORX/MOM
MEX/MRO/MSL/MVN
GBRA/VGR2
CAS/VGR2
JNO/CAS
MarsO
SOHO/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MRO/GTL
Wed
11
CHDR/ACE
MRO/GTL
ATOT/VGR1
VGR2/GBRA
ORX/MEX/MVN SOHOMMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MSL/MarsO
Thu
12
ORX/WIND/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/MMS4/MSL/THB
GBRA/JNO/VGR2 MarsO/MRO THB/SOHO
MEX/MarsO/MVN
Fri
13
ORX/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
VGR2/THB
VGR2/STA/GBRA CAS/VGR2 THC/GTL/SOHO
NHPC/SOHO/MSL
Sat
14
ORX/VGR2
DSCO/MarsO
JNO/CAS
VGR2/GBRA
JNO/STA/MSL LRO/SOHO/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/MMS4/MRO/MarsO/MVN
Sun
15
LRO/SOHO/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
MarsO/GTL
GBRA/MOM/VGR2 VGR2/MArsO/MRO/MSL VGR2/WIND/MEX/MVN
Mon
16
VGR2/CHDR
STA/MSL
JNO/CAS
NHPC/VGR2/GBRA
VGR2/JNO
MVN/MRO/MarsO/MEX
THB/ACE/SOHO/MMS1
MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/MRO/GTL
Tue
17
ORX/MOM
MarsO/MVN/MEX
GBRA/VGR2 MRO LRO/SOHO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/MarsO
Wed
18
THB/CAS/MRO JNO/CAS/VGR2/GBRA ORX/MEX
MarsO/MVN
GTL/LRO/SOHO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/WIND
Thu
19
JNO/LRO/SOHO
MMS1/MMS2/MarsO
GBRA/VGR2/CAS
KEPL/GBRA
ORX/MArsO/MEX
MRO/MVN/GBRA
CHDR/LRO/KEPL
Fri
20
ORX/LRO
SOHO/NHPC
JNO/CAS
STF/GTL
GBRA/VGR2
MRO/MEX/GBRA
THB/SOHO/VGR2
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/MarsO
Sat
21
ORX/VGR2
MEX/MRO/MVN/GTL
JNO/VGR2
STF/VGR2
GBRA/CAS/MarsO THB/THC/LRO/SOHO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
Sun
22
SOHO/DSN VGR2/CAS/VGR2 VGR2/NHPC/MArsO
MVN/MEX/MRO
VGR2/ACE/WIND
MMS1/MMS3/MMS2/MarsO
Mon
23
DSN/SOHO/ACE GTL/CAS/MRO/GBRA ORX/VGR2
MarsO/MEX
THC/NHPC
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/MVN
Tue
24
MER1 VGR2/GBRA MRO/MarsO/MVN/MEX SOHO/MarsO
Wed
25
THC/MMS1/MMS2/MVN GBRA/CAS/NHPC
VGR2/GBRA
ORX/HYB2
MarsO/MRO
SOHO/GTL
Thu
26
VGR2/WIND
ACE/MER1/DSCO/CHDR
GBRA/JNO
NHPC/VGR2/GBRA
ORX/MVN
MarsO/MRO/MEX
VGR2/SOHO/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/MMS4/MarsO/GTL
Fri
27
CHDR/ORX/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3
MMS4/MarsO/MEX/MRO/MVN
GBRA/VGR2/VGR1
VGR2/GBRA
CAS/MArsO SOHO/VGR2/SOHO/LRO
Sat
28
ORX/VGR2
MarsO/MER1/MEX/MRO
GBRA/CAS/JNO
STF/VGR2/GBRA
JNO/CAS/STA GTL/NHPC/SOHO/MMS1
MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/MRO/MarsO
Sun
29
ORX/ACE/MOM
LRO/MRO
GBRA/VGR2/GTL
HYB2/VGR2/GBRA
CAS/MVN GTL/SOHO
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/THB
Mon
30
ORX/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
MarsO/MEX/GTL
GBRA/VGR2/NHPC
CAS/VGR2
CAS/MVN NHPC/SOHO
LRO/MRO
Tue
31
VGR2/SOHO/MOM
WIND/MER1/GTL
JNO/VGR2 ORX/MRO/MarsO/MEX VGR2/ACE
MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/LRO
February 2017
Wed
1
ORX/CAS/SOHO/CHR
MEX/MarsO/MVN/MER1/GTL
JNO/NHPC
CAS/VGR2
VGR2/MRO VGR2/CHDR/MMS1
MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/THB/LRO
Thu
2
VGR2/SOHO/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/THC/MER1
NHPC/VGR2 ORX/MVN
MEX/MRO/MarsO
VGR2/WIND/LRO
Fri
3
VGR2/SOHO
MRO/CHDR
JNO/VGR2
STA
ORX/VGR2
MRO/MarsO/MVN/MEX
GTL/VGR2/GTL/MMS1/MMS2
MMS3/MMS4/HYB2/SOHO
Sat
4
ORX/GTL/CHDR
ACE/GTL/MRO
JNO/VGR2
STA/MEX/ATOT
CAS/MRO
MarsO/MVN
SOHO/MMS1/MMS2/MMS3/MMS4
LRO
Sun
5
VGR2/MOM
MEX/MVN/LRO
ATOT/CAS
VGR2/GBRA
VGR2/HYB2/STA JNO/NHPC/SOHO/MMS1
MMS2/MMS3/MMS4/MRO/THC

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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