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 2015
Sun 1. THB/NHPC/SOHO
MOM/DSCO/THC
GBRA/VGR2/STA
ROSE/MOM/VGR2/ATOT
LRO/CAS
MarsO/MSL/LRO
VGR2/MEX
MRO
Mon 2. SOHO/WIND
MRO
ATOT/NHPC/DAWN/MSGR
ROSE/GTL/GBRA
LRO/CAS
CHDR/SOHO/MSL
VGR2
MRO/MVN/MarsO
Tue 3. VGR2/SOHO
MSL/GTL/THC
GBRA/VGR2
STA/MarsO/MRO
ACE/WIND
ACE/KEPL
MSGR
MarsO/MRO
Wed 4. THC/KEPL
THB
CAS/ROSE
MSL/GBRA
SOHO/VGR2
MarsO/CHDR
MarsO/MRO/MEX
Thu 5. THB/SOHO
WIND/KEPL
GBRA/DAWN
MRO/GBRA
CHDR/LRO/GTL
VGR2
VGR2/MVN/MRO
MarsO
Fri 6. SOHO/GTL
MOM/KEPL
GBRA/VGR2
STA/CLU2
LRO/MSGR/SOHO/ACE
GTL/WIND/CLU3/CLU4
CAS
MarsO/MRO/MEX
Sat 7. LRO/ACE/MOM
MEX/MRO
VGR2/NHPC
VGR2/STOT
CAS/SOHO
WIND/GTL
DAWN/MSGR
MarsO
Sun 8. THC/SOHO
PLC/DSN
ATOT/VGR2/STA
ROSE/PRCN
CAS/SOHO
MarsO
VGR2/MSGR
MRO
Mon 9. MRO/DSCO
GTL
CAS/ROSE
GBRA
LRO/SOHO
DSCO
VGR2
MVN/MarsO
Tue 10. GTL/DSCO
CLU2
GBRA/VGR2
ROSE/ATOT
LRO/CHDR
DSCO
CAS
MarsO/MVN/MRO
Wed 11. THC/SOHO
DSCO
ATOT/CAS/MarsO
MVN/MEX/GBRA
CLU1/LRO/GTL
DSCO/WIND
DAWN/MSGR
VGR2/MRO/JNO
Thu 12. LRO/ACE
DSCO/MarsO
GBRA/CAS/STA
STF/KEPL/GBRA
SOHO/GTL/MarsO/MRO
DSCO/CHDR
JNO/VGR2
MVN/JNO
Fri 13. CLU3/THC/LRO
SOHO/GTL/MRO/MVN
GBRA/VGR2/STA
DAWN/GTL/ATOT
CLU4/MSGR
MER1/MarsO/DSCO
JNO
MRO
Sat 14. THB/MSGR
MarsO/MEX
ATOT/CAS
KEPL
LRO/ACE/SOHO
MRO/DSCO/GTL
VGR2/MVN
Sun 15. NHPC/SOHO
MarsO/MRO/PRCN
VGR2/NHPC/MER1
MRO/MarsO/GBRA
CAS/SOHO
MOM/DSCO
DAWN/MSGR
MVN
Mon 16. SOHO/LRO
GTL/DSCO
CAS/MSGR
ROSE/ATOT
GTL/NHPC
VGR2/MarsO
CAS
MRO/MVN
Tue 17. THC/CLU4
DSCO
ATOT/VGR2/THB
STA/MRO/ATOT
CAS/SOHO
MER1/WIND
VGR2/PLC
MarsO/MVN
Wed 18. ACE/SOHO
DSCO
ATOT/VGR2/THB
MER1/GTL
CAS/MarsO
MRO/MEX
MSGR/MVN
Thu 19. ACE/MOM
MSGR/DSCO
VGR2/NHPC
ROSE/VGR2/GTL
SOHO/WIND
MER1/MRO/CLU4
JNO/VGR2
MarsO
Fri 20. MSGR/THC/DSCO
MarsO/MRO/DSCO
VGR2/RSOE
DAWN/THB
SOHO
MER1/CHDR
CAS/VGR2
MarsO/MRO
Sat 21. GTL/DAWN
MOM/SOHO/LRO
CAS/NHPC
ROSE
CAS/SOHO/VGR2
GTL/MArsO/MER1
MSGR
MEX/MRO
Sun 22. CLU2/ACE/SOHO
DSCO/DSN
CAS/MSGR
ROSE/THC/PRCN
CLU3/DAWN/NHPC
GTL/MarsO/MER1
VGR2
MEX/MRO
Mon 23. DSN
DSCO/MRO
VGR2/STA
ROSE
DAWN/SOHO/GTL
CHDR/KEPL
MSGR/MRO
MVN/MarsO
Tue 24. CAS/SOHO/DSCO
MRO/LRO
VGR2
STA
NHPC/GTL MSGR/MarsO
Wed 25. MOM/WIND
LRO
VGR2/STF DAWN/SOHO
MVN/MEX/GTL
MSGR
MarsO/MRO
Thu 26. CHDR/SOHO
DSCO\LRO
CAS/STA
DAWN/MRO
GTL/CLU1 VGR2/MVN
Fri 27. MSGR/DSCO
WIND/THC
VGR2/ROSE
STA
GTL/SOHO/ACE
MEX/MarsO
VGR2/MRO
Sat 28. CAS/VGR2/GTL/DSCO
SOHO/WIND/CLU3
VGR2/NHPC
STF
SOHO/MSL
MRO/LRO/THB
MSGR/MarsO
March 2015
Sun 1. DSCO
DSN
CAS/GTL
MEX/MRO/PRCN
THB/NHPC/SOHO
MSL/MSGR/ACE/LRO
DAWN/MSGR
VGR2/MarsO
Mon 2. DSN/NHPC/SOHO
DSCO/MSL/MSGR/GTL
VGR2/ROSE CAS/MarsO/MRO MSGR/MVN
Tue 3. CLU3/GTL/SOHO/DSCO
CHDR/WIND/THC
NHPC/STA
MEX
CLU4/VGR2/MSL
MEX/MarsO
CAS
MarsO/MRO
Wed 4. GTL/DSCO
GTL/MarsO
VGR2/STA CAS/SOHO
MSL/SOHO
MSGR/MRO
Thu 5. NHPC/DSCO
MSL/GTL
VGR2/MRO GTL/MarsO
CHDR
CAS/MVN
Fri 6. CHDR/VGR2/DSCO
SOHO/WIND/THB
CAS/GTL
MSL/ATOT
LRO/MSGR/SOHO
MRO/NMEX/MarsO
DAWN/MRO
Sat 7. LRO/ACE/MOM
MEX/MarsO/GTL
VGR2/ROSE
MSL
MSGR/MRO VGR2/PLC
Sun 8. VGR2/DSCO
MEX/MSL/PRCN
CAS/ROSE GTL/SOHO
ACE/MarsO/MRO
MSGR
MarsO

.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 .MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .TDRS Tracking & Data Relay Satellite
.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) .RFC Radio Frequency Cataloguing .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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