The DSN Commitments Office is located at JPL in the Interplanetary Network Directorate (IND). The Office personnel will assist persons designing new missions who are planning for support from the Deep Space Network (DSN). The following presentation provides a general introduction to the DSN.

Mission Introduction to the DSN (PDF 1.51MB)

The Commitments Office will provide potential customers with information about DSN facilities, capabilities, costing, and plans. Additionally, the Commitments Office will review telecommunications link designs to ensure compatibility with the DSN. We will assist development flight projects in completing a preliminary DSN Service Agreement (DSA), which is a high-level agreement of project support services requested from the DSN. The overall objective of the Commitments Office is to align customers with DSN standard services. No charge is made for support from the DSN Commitments Office, and all customers contemplating the use of DSN services are encouraged to contact the DSN Commitments Office as follows:

DSN Services

Stefan Waldherr
(818) 354-3416

Glen Elliott
(818) 393-6373


The Advanced Multi-Mission Operations System (AMMOS) provides most of the ground data system functions needed to design, implement, and operate a Mission Operations System. For those customers interested in AMMOS standard services, the contact is:

AMMOS Services

Eleanor Basilio
(818) 393-0686
AMMOS Catalog

The JPL Spectrum Program Office is responsible to NASA for managing the deep space spectrum and frequency rescources in accordance with national and international regulations. The point-of-contact for Frequency Management topic is:

Frequency Management

Farzin Manshadi
(818) 354-0068