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)
June 2015
Fri 5. VGR2/LRO
THC
NHPC/MarsO/MER1/MOM
CAS/NHPC
GTL/LRO/CLU2
SOHO/MRO/CAS/DAWN
DAWN/VGR2
Sat 6. GTL/LRO
MOM/MRO/VGR2
NHPC/SOHO/MER1
GBRA/CAS/NHPC
DAWN/ACE
PLC/DAWN
VGR2/MarsO
CAS
Sun 7. VGR2/GTL/LRO
MOM/MarsO/
NHPC/SOHO
ATOT/CAS
DAWN/WIND/SOHO
MER1/CAS
CAS/DAWN/MRO
PRCN
Mon 8. VGR2/DSCO
CAS
NHPC/SOHO/STB
VGR2/NHPC
LRO/GTL/VGR2/SOHO
DSCO/KEPL/VGR2
DAWN/MVN
DAWN
Tue 9. CAS/GTL/WIND
ACE/GTL/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA
NHPC
VGR2/LRO/SOHO
GTL/CAS
DAWN/MRO
DAWN
Wed 10. VGR2/WIND
CAS
NHPC/SOHO
STF/VGR2/NHPC
CAS/LRO/THC/ACE
STF/GTL/VGR2
DAWN
Thu 11. CAS/GTL/LRO
MVN/MRO/CHDR
NHPC/SOHO
STF/VGR2/NHPC
VGR2/CLU2
CAS
DAWN/ROSE
JNO/DAWN
Fri 12. VGR2/THB/SOHO
MarsO/MRO/CAS
NHPC/SOHO
MEX/GBRA
CAS/GTL/VGR2 DAWN/KEPL/DAWN
Sat 13. CAS/THC/CLU1
VGR2
NHPC/VGR2
NHPC
VGR2/WIND
CAS
DAWN
Sun 14. VGR2/WIND/GTL
CHDR/PRCN/VGR2
NHPC/THB
GBRA/NHPC
CAS/GTL/CLU2
LRO/ACE/CAS
DAWN/PLC/DAWN
Mon 15. VGR2/WIND
THC/CAS
NHPC/MRO/MOM
CAS/NHPC
CAS/SOHO
GTL/VGR2
DAWN/ROSE
KEPL/VGR2
Tue 16. CAS/CLU1/WIND
PLC/LRO/MMS3/GTL
NHPC/VGR2
NHPC
VGR2/GTL/SOHO
MRO
DAWN/VGR2
Wed 17. CAS/CHDR/GTL
CAS
NHPC/MRO
STF/CAS/NHPC
DAWN/SOHO
LRO/MMS4/VGR2
VGR2/ROSE
DAWN
Thu 18. CAS/ROSE/THB
LRO/DAWN
NHPC/STB
STF/CAS/NHPC
VGR2/GTL
CAS
DAWN/MRO
VGR2
Fri 19. DAWN/SOHO
THC/VGR2
NHPC/GTL/STB
KEPL/NHPC
CAS/ROSE/DSCO
LRO/MMS4/CHDR
VGR2/CAS
Sat 20. VGR2/MRO
LRO/VGR2
NHPC/STB
ATOT/VGR2/NHPC
DAWN/ACE/WIND
CAS
CAS/ROSE/DAWN
Sun 21. VGR2/MRO
PRCN/LRO/VGR2
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
VGR2/NHPC
CAS/GTL/SOHO
ACE/CAS
DAWN/PLC
DAWN
Mon 22. VGR2/CHDR
SOHO/LRO/VGR2
NHPC/ROSE
GBRA/NHPC
CAS/GTL
MSL/KEPL
DAWN/MRO
DAWN
Tue 23. VGR2/THC
VGR1/VGR2
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
CAS/NHPC
GTL/SOHO/MSL
LRO/VGR1
DAWN/MRO
DAWN
Wed 24. VGR2/ACE
MSL/THB
NHPC/VGR2
NHPC
GTL/LRO
DAWN
DAWN/MRO/VGR2
Thu 25. CHDR/MarsO/MRO/MSL
THC/LRO/VGR2
NHPC/STF
DAWN
DAWN/DSCO/SOHO
GTL/VGR1/DAWN
VGR2/MVN
CAS/VGR1
Fri 26. VGR2/GTL/SOHO/ACE
KEPL/THB
NHPC/MEX/MRO
VGR2
DAWN/WIND/MSL
LRO/DAWN
VGR2/CAS
Sat 27. VGR2/GTL/ACE
MSL/THC/VGR2
NHPC/MEX/MRO
GBRA/NHPC
DAWN/PLC
CHDR/DAWN
CAS/VGR2/MarsO
MRO/CAS
Sun 28. VGR2/DSN NHPC/MarsO/MRO
GBRA/VGR2
DAWN/GTL/PLC
SOHO/LRO/DAWN
CAS/DAWN/MRO
CAS
Mon 29. DSN/SOHO
THB/DAWN
NHPC/MRO/MarsO
VGR2/NHPC
DAWN/ACE
KEPL/VGR2
CAS/VGR2
MVN/CAS
Tue 30. DAWN/DSCO
THC/GTL
NHPC/GTL
NHPC
VGR2/LRO/GTL/SOHO
WIND/MMS2/DAWN
CAS/VGR2
MarsO/MRO/VGR2
July 2015
Wed 1. LRO/ROSE
STF/THB/NHPC/GTL
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
STF/NHPC
DAWN/SOHO
MRO/CAS/DAWN
VGR2/MarsO
VGR2
Thu 2. LRO/GTL/SOHO
WIND/VGR2
NHPC/STA
STF/NHPC
DAWN
THC/DAWN
VGR2/MarsO/MRO
CAS
Fri 3. VGR2/CHDR/GTL
THC/VGR2
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
CAS/NHPC
DAWN/SOHO
WIND/CAS
CAS/VGR2/ROSE
DAWN
Sat 4. VGR2/MOM/MRO
PLC/VGR2
NHPC/STA/MRO
CAS/NHPC
CAS/LRO/GTL/LRO
SOHO/ACE/CAS
DAWN/MarsO
DAWN
Sun 5. VGR2/THC/MarsO/MRO
PRCN/NHPC
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
STF/CAS/NHPC
LRO/GTL/SOHO
CHDR/GTL/CAS
DAWN/PLC/VGR2

.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.
.GTL Geotail: Studying Earth's Magnetic Field .MSGR MESSENGER: Orbiting Mercury .SOHO Solar & Heliospheric Observatory

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