Tracking Schedule

NASA’s Deep Space Network stations in Goldstone, California, Canberra, Australia and Madrid, Spain will provide antenna support during this radio astronomy project.

The schedule for each station’s tracking support of Jupiter is still being finalised. Below are the times that have currently been set aside for the Jupiter: Project 24 event.

These times take advantage of previously scheduled ‘station directed activities’ which often include time for radio astronomy research.All times are in UT – Universal Time (sometimes also known as Zulu [z] or Greenwich Mean Time). DOY – Day of Year (DOY 325 = 21 November; DOY 326 = 22 November).

Various antennas (DSS – Deep Space Station) will be used at each site. During the Jupiter track both 34- and 70-metre antenna dishes will be used.The current schedule is:

Goldstone –
325/2100-0700z DSS-13 GAVRT

Canberra –
326/0700-1645z DSS-43 GBRA (Jupiter is set by 1300z)

Madrid –
326/1145-1945z DSS-63 ATOT (Jupiter is up after 1230z)
326/1400-2100z DSS61 PARTNeR
326/2015-0235z DSS54 ATOT (Jupiter is set by 2330z)

Goldstone –
326/2100-0700z DSS-13 GAVRT (backup)

Using all the observation time which actually provide up to 34 hours continuous coverage if required.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

GAVRT – Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope
GBRA – Ground Based Radio Astronomy
ATOT – Advanced Tracking & Observation Techniques
PARTNeR – Proyecto Academico con el Radiotelescopio de NASA en Robledo
                  (the Academic Project with NASA’s radio telescope at Robledo)


One comment

  1. keep up the great work

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