Below is the current state of the Deep Space network as established from available data updated every 5 seconds. Click a dish to learn more about the live connection between the spacecraft and the ground. The legend (below) shows the various connections between spacecraft and the ground. A carrier is a pure radio 'tone' used to establish communications or for navigation. Data is commands, scientific measurements or housekeeping engineering information. Uplink is commands being sent 'up' to a spacecraft. Downlink is data received from a spacecraft.

  • Uplink Carrier

    Uplink
    Carrier

  • Uplink Data

    Uplink
    Data

  • Downlink Carrier

    Downlink
    Carrier

  • Downlink Data

    Downlink
    Data