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)
July 2015
Mon 20. VGR2/MOM/PLC
WIND/THB/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA/MRO
STF/VGR1/NHPC
GTL/SOHO
STA/LRO
DAWN/MarsO
CAS
Tue 21. VGR2/SOHO/CHDR
MarsO/WIND/THC/GTL
NHPC/GBRA
GTL/DAWN/NHPC
GTL/ACE
STA/LRO/VGR2
DAWN/ROSE
MRO/CAS
Wed 22. NHPC/MOM/MarsO
THB/LRO/THC
NHPC/GBRA/ROSE
STF/VGR2
VGR2/SOHO
CAS
CAS/MRO
NHPC
Thu 23. GTL/SOHO VGR2/STA
STF/THC/NHPC
CAS/MRO/MarsO
CAS
NHPC/MVN
VGR2
Fri 24. SOHO/ACE/CAS NHPC/GBRA
VGR1/VGR2
VGR2/GTL/MSL
STA/WIND/NHPC
VGR2/ROSE
Sat 25. GTL/SOHO
MarsO/LRO/VGR2
VGR2/MOM/MRO/MarsO
CAS/NHPC
NHPC/MSL
MRO/CAS
STA/KEPL
Sun 26. VGR2/GTL/MSL
GTL/ACE/LRO/DSN
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
CAS
DAWN/SOHO
MRO/PRCN/GTL/CHDR
MRO/STA
NHPC
Mon 27. DSN/SOHO
MOM/THC/VGR1/VGR2
VGR2/STA
VGR2/NHPC
DAWN/MSL/MRO
VGR1/GTL
NHPC/ROSE/PLC
MarsO/KEPL
Tue 28. VGR2/SOHO
THB/GTL/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA
CAS
THB/GTL
MarsO/MSL/WIND/NHPC
STA/DAWN
Wed 29. VGR2/MRO/MSL
WIND/VGR1/VGR2
CAS/VGR2/MOM
MRO/MarsO/VGR2/NHPC
NHPC/GTL/SOHO
ACE/STA/VGR1/MMS1
DAWN
Thu 30. VGR2/MOM/MSL
STA/VGR1/MMS3
NHPC/GTL/VGR2/MarsO
MRO/MSL/VGR2/VGR1
LRO/ROSE
VGR1/VGR2
DAWN/MVN
DAWN
Fri 31. THC/LRO/SOHO
VGR2
VGR1/GBRA
NHPC
VGR2/GTL/MarsO/MRO
MSL/WIND/MMS1/THB
DAWN/MarsO
PLC/DAWN
August 2015
Sat 1. VGR2/MOM/MEX
MRO/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA
STA/VGR1/GBRA
THB/LRO/MarsO
MSL/WIND/MMS3
DAWN/MarsO
DAWN
Sun 2. VGR2/MSL
PRCN/MMS1
GBRA/MRO
NHPC
LRO/GTL
SOHO/WIND/DAWN
DAWN/STA
VGR2
Mon 3. GTL/LRO/MOM
SOHO/STA/VGR2/CHDR
NHPC/MarsO/MRO
GBRA/NHPC
DAWN/ACE/MarsO
MSL/WIND/MMS3/DAWN
VGR2/MVN
KEPL/VGR2
Tue 4. GTL/LRO
STA/VGR2
NHPC/THC/GBRA
JNO/VGR1/NHPC
DAWN/MEX?MRO
WIND/MMS1/VGR2
VGR2/MarsO
JNO/DAWN
Wed 5. LRO/GTL/LRO
VGR1/MMS4
NHPC/VGR23
JNO/VGR1
THB/ROSE
SOHO/WIND/MMS3/VGR2
DAWN/MarsO/MRO
MEX/VGR1/DAWN
Thu 6. THB/LRO/MOM
PLC/JNO/VGR1/VGR2
KEPL/NHPC VGR2/THC/DSCO/CHDR
MEX/MRO/WIND/MMS1/MMS2
DAWN/MRO/MVN/MarsO
VGR1/DAWN
Fri 7. VGR2/THB/A/MarsO/MRO
WIND/MMS3/MMS4
NHPC/GBRA
STA/NHPC
GTL/LRO
DAWN
DAWN
CAS
Sat 8. GTL/THC/THB/LRO
ACE/WIND/DSN
NHPC/VGR2
STA/NHPC
DAWN/MarsO/MRO
CAS/MMS1/MMS3/VGR2
VGR2/ROSE
JNO/DAWN
Sun 9. DSN
PLC/MMS3/MMS4
NHPC/VGR2/THC
STA/VGR1
VGR2/GTL
SOHO/CAS
DAWN/MarsO/MRO
PRCN

.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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