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Where Are They Now?

The huge antennas of the Deep Space Network, in California's Mojave Desert, near Madrid, Spain, and outside Canberra, Australia track robotic spacecraft for NASA and other international space agencies. Below is a partial list of the missions tracked by the DSN. Where are they in their journeys of exploration?

This red-filter image taken by the lander's Surface Stereo Imager, shows the sun rising on the morning of sol 90, Aug. 25, 2008, the last day of the Phoenix nominal mission.
Ice Cold Sunrise on Mars -- August 26, 2008 -- From the location of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, above the Martian arctic circle, the sun does not set during the peak of the Martian summer.

Phoenix Mission - Phoenix Mission, NASA's newest Lander, arrived at Mars on May 25, 2008.

Where Are Spirit and Opportunity Right Now?

Two NASA Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, continue their exploration on the surface of Mars. Click here to see incredible images being returned through the Deep Space Network.

Where Is the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) right now?

MRO continues its global mapping of the red planet.

Where is Dawn right now?

Follow this exciting mission to the two largest objects in the asteroid belt.

Also see Cassini Present Position. Check the orbital location, recent science data, and upcoming flybys of Saturn and its moons.

Voyager Status Reports -- Scroll down to "Flight System Performance" to learn details such as the distance of the two Voyager spacecraft from the Earth and the speed at which they are traveling.

For more information about the DSN, and Construction of a 34-meter antenna in time-lapse mode, click here.

Last Updated: 3 February 2011

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