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Welcome to the PDS Project Office

This is the Web site of the Project 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 pds.nasa.gov.

News and Events:

  • The next Management Council (MC) Telecon is tentatively scheduled for Monday 17 October 2016 at 12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT / 19:00 UTC. However Management is considering moving this telecon to Monday 10 October 2016, Columbus Day.

  • The next MC Face-to-Face Meeting will be held on Wed-Thu 2-3 November 2016 at a hotel in the Pasadena, California, area. WebEx and phone dial-in will be available. Details coming soon.

  • Presentations and notes from the 2016 PDS Tech Session held on 21-23 September at Caltech are available on the meeting webpage (login required).

  • Presentations from the MC Face-to-Face held on on 7-8 June 2016 at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff are available on the meeting webpage. Minutes and presentations are permanently posted on the MC website (login required).

  • Presentations from the MC Face-to-Face held on 4-5 February 2016 at UCLA are available on the meeting webpage. Minutes and presentations are permanently posted on the MC website (login required).

  • Presentations from the MC Face-to-Face held on 28-29 September at the Embassy Suites in Arcadia are available on the meeting webpage (login required). Minutes and presentations are permanently posted on the MC website (login required).

  • 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.