Welcome to the PDS Management Office



This is the Web site of the Management Office for NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS). The Office is located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as part of the Solar System Exploration Division in the Solar System Exploration Data Services Office (SSEDSO).

The Planetary Data System is a distributed archive of data products from NASA planetary missions. PDS actively manages the archive to maximize its usefulness, and it has become a basic resource for scientists around the world. PDS is composed of eight teams, called "nodes." There are five science nodes organized primarily by subdisciplines of the planetary sciences. The remaining three nodes provide systems engineering, navigation and ephemeris information, and image processing support. [ See "About the Nodes".]

To learn more about the PDS, its data archives, or tools, see the

News and Events:

  • The PDS4 DDWG Tech Face-to-Face will be Tuesday and Wednesday 1-2 September at the SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA. The meeting webpage is available here.

  • The next Management Council Telecon is scheduled for Monday 14 September 2015 at 12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT / 19:00 UTC.

  • The next PDS Management Council Face-to-Face Meeting will be Monday and Tuesday 28-29 September in the Pasadena area. Plan for two full days, adjourning at 4:30 PM on the second day. A meeting webpage will be posted when available.

  • Presentations from the Management Council Face-to-Face held on 21-22 April 2015 at Washington University in St. Louis are available on the meeting webpage. Minutes are available here [PDF].

  • The AMMOS-PDS Pipeline Service presentation, from April 2014, is available for public use.

  • The PDS Challenge Demo and API website is now publicly accessible.