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)
August 2016
Wed 3. VGR2/GTL/MRO/MEX
MER1/MarsO
NHPC/VGR2
MOM/NHPC
CHDR/CAS MVN/DAWN
MVN
Thu 4. MarsO/MRO/DAWN/SOHO
GTL/MOM/GTL/MRO
NHPC/GTL/DAWN
STF/VGR2/NHPC
CAS/VGR2
MEX/MVN/MER1/MarsO
MVN/VGR2
STA/CAS
Fri 5. MRO/SOHO
MArsO/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA
JNO/CAS/NHPC
MarsO/MER1/CHDR/ROSE
MRO/MEX/MER1
CAS/DAWN
KEPL/CAS
Sat 6. VGR2/GTL/SOHO
MEX/MOM/MarsO/MER1
NHPC/GBRA
STF/NHPC
KEPL/WIND
MRO/MEX
CAS/DAWN
CAS
Sun 7. MER1/DSN NHPC/VGR2
JNO/CAS
MRO/GTL/SOHO
ACE/MVN/VGR2
CAS/VGR2/DAWN
MarsO/MRO/CAS
Mon 8. DSN/ACE
MOM/VGR1/MER1
NHPC/VGR2/JNO
CAS
VGR2/SOHO
MarsO/MRO/MEX
DAWN/MSL
VGR1/VGR2
Tue 9. MER1/GTL/SOHO
MOM/MEX/MRO/MarsO
DAWN/STF
VGR2/NHPC
MRO/VGR2/DSCO/GTL
MarsO/LRO/MOM
VGR2
CAS/VGR2
Wed 10. MOM/MRO/MarsO NHPC/GBRA
VGR1/THC/THB
DAWN/SOHO
MVN/GTL/CHDR/VGR2
VGR2/DAWN/CAS
Thu 11. MarsO/MRO/SOHO
MOM/MSL/MVN
NHPC/VGR2/STA
STF/CAS/THB
VGR2/GTL
MSL/MRO/MarsO
CAS/DAWN
ROSE/CAS
Fri 12. MVN/VGR2/SOHO
MSL/MarsO/VGR2
NHPC/VGR2
JNO/NHPC
MRO/MarsO/GTL
THC/MRO
VGR2/DAWN
ROSE/CAS
Sat 13. VGR2/SOHO/ACE
MOM/MSL/MRO/VGR2
DAWN/STF/NHPC MRO/GTL/CHDR/WIND
MVN/MEX/MarsO/MRO
VGR2/JNO/CAS
Sun 14. VGR2/GTL
MVN/MSL/VGR2
NHPC/GTL/DAWN
ROSE/MSL/VGR2/NHPC
MRO/MarsO/VGR2/SOHO
ACE/CAS
DAWN
MarsO/MRO
Mon 15. VGR2/DSN/WIND
MEX/MRO/MSL
NHPC/DAWN
GBRA/CAS/NHPC
LRO/DSN/SOHO
MVN/MEX/CAS
MarsO/MRO/DSN
MarsO/MSL/VGR2
Tue 16. MRO/LRO/DSN/SOHO
MOM/MEX/MRO/VGR2
NHPC/VGR2
NHPC
TL/DAWN/DSCO
MarsO/CAS
VGR2/DSN
MSL/MarsO
Wed 17. VGR2/LRO
MVN
NHPC/DAWN/ROSE
CAS
LRO/GTL/ACE
SOHO/MRO/VGR2
STA/MarsO
MSL/CAS
Thu 18. MVN/LRO/GTL/SOHO
MOM/MEX/MVN/MSL
DAWN/STF
VGR1/MSL/NHPC
VGR2/ACE/WIND
CHDR/CAS/CHDR
VGR2/MarsO/MRO
Fri 19. TH/SOHO/MOM
MEX/MarsO/MSL/MarsO
NHPC/VGR2/STA
CAS
CHDR/LRO
MRO/VGR2
MRO/MarsO/DAWN
MVN/MRO
Sat 20. LRO/THB/SOHO/LRO
MOM/T/R2
NHPC/GBRA/STF
MRO/NHPC
VGR2/LRO/ACE
CAS
MVN/MRO/DAWN
MVN/MarsO/MRO/MSL
Sun 21. VGR2LRO
SOHO/MRO
GBRA/JNO
CAS
GTLVG/CHDRWIND
MVN/MEX/MSL/MarsO
DAWN/STA
MarsO/VGR2
Mon 22. GTL/LRO/THB/ACE
ROSE
DAWN/ROSE
STF/NHPC
MSL/MarsO/VGR2/SOHO
WIND/MRO/MSL
VGR2/MVN/MarsO
MSL/VGR2
Tue 23. GTL/LRO
MRO
DAWN/TGO/NHPC MRO/MSL/VGR2/ACE
SOHO/MarsO/MSL
VGR2/DAWN
STA/VGR2
Wed 24. MRO/GTL/LRO/SOHO
MVN/MarsO/MSL
NHPC/VGR2
NHPC
CHDR/SGP VGR2/DAWN
MRO
Thu 25. MSL/GTL/LRO/GTL
MOM/MRO/MSL
NHPC/GBRA
JNO/CAS/VGR2
SGP/THB/SOHO
GTL/NHPC
MRO/DAWN
STA/CAS/MarsO
Fri 26. MSL/MRO/DAWN
MER1/WIND/VGR2
VGR2/JNO
NHPC
NHPC/SOHO
CHDR/MRO/CHDR
MarsO/STA
MarsO/MRO
Sat 27. VGR2/THC/SOHO
MOM/MRO/MSL
NHPC/GBRA/SOHO
JNO/CAS/GBRA
GTL/ACE
MVN/MarsO
DAWN/CAS/VGR2
Sun 28. MRO/MSL/VGR2/THB
ACE/MarsO/MRO
GBRA/GTL/GBRA/SOHO
JNO/NHPC
DAWN/SOHO
WIND/VGR2
VGR2/DAWN
MVN/MEX/MarsO
Mon 29. GTL/CHDR/THC
STA/MRO/MEX
NHPC/GBRA/SOHO
STF/CAS
VGR2/SOHO/ACE
MVN/MarsO
DAWN/JNO
VGR2
Tue 30. DAWN
MOM/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA/SOHO
JNO/VGR1
GTL/VGR2/SOHO/GTL
DSCO/MER1/MarsO/MVN
VGR2/MRO
Wed 31. VGR2/THB
MER1/VGR1/VGR2
NHPC/GBRA/SOHO
JNO/NHPC
MarsO/MVN/SOHO/LRO
STA/VGR1/MarsO
DAWN/MVN/MRO
MEX
September 2016
Thu 1. VGR2/SOHO/LRO
MOM/VGR2
NHPC/VGR2/SOHO
STF/CAS/NHPC
CHDR/GTL
MER1/MRO/MVN
DAWN/MarsO/MVN
Fri 2. VGR2/THB
MOM/MRO
NHPC
VGR2/NHPC
GTL/VGR2/ACE/SOHO
MER1/MarsO/MVN
DAWN/CAS/VGR2
Sat 3. DAWN/THC
MOM/MER1/VGR2
NHPC/VGR2/JNO
ROSE/NHPC
GTL/SOHO/CHDR
MarsO/MRO/MVN
VGR2/STA
MVN/MRO/MarsO
Sun 4. VGR2/SOHO
MOM/MER1/MRO/MVN
NHPC/GBRA
ROSE/CAS/NHPC
GTL/VGR2/ACE/GTL
THC/LRO/VGR2
DAWN
MVN/MarsO
Mon 5. WIND/MOM
MER1/MEX/MarsO
NHPC/VGR2/JNO
VGR1/NHPC
VGR2/SOHO
LRO/MRO
DAWN
MVN/MarsO/VGR2
Tue 6. VGR2/SOHO/THB/LRO
MarsO/MRO/MEX
NHPC/GBRA/KEPL
STF/VGR1
GTL/VGR2/DSCO
WIND/CAS/MarsO
VGR2/DAWN
KEPL/VGR2
Wed 7. DAWN/WIND/THC
ROSE/MRO
NHPC/GBRA/STA
VGR2/STF/NHPC
GTL/VGR2/LRO
MER1/MEX/MarsO
VGR2
MRO/MVN/MarsO
Thu 8. GTL/ACE
VGR2/CHDR
NHPC/VGR2/GBRA
CAS/NHPC
WIND/MVN
MEX/MER1/MarsO
DAWN/MarsO
MRO/MEX
Fri 9. CHDR
ORX/VGR2
NHPC/DAWN/STA
VGR1/NHPC
GTL/ACE
SOHO/VGR2/MVN
DAWN/ORX
MarsO/MRO
Sat 10. VGR2/DAWN
ORX/MRO/MER1
NHPC/GBRA/ROSE
STF/NHPC
VGR2/STA/SOHO/GTL
MRO/MVN/MarsO
VGR2/CAS/VGR2
Sun 11. VGR2/SOHO
MVN/MRO/CHDR/THC
GTL/GBRA/JNO
CAS/NHPC/MER1
DAWN/WIND/CHDR
DSN
VGR2/ORX
MarsO/MRO

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

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