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:

  • Node Annual Reports for FY2014 are due Friday 10 October 2014.

  • The next Management Council Telecon is scheduled for Monday 20 October 2014 at 12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT / 19:00 UTC.

  • NAIF is hosting a SPICE training class on 21-23 October 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Details available here. (N.B. Registration ended on 16 September.)

  • The last Management Council Face-to-Face for 2014 is scheduled for 18-19 November at the DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina, CA. We expect to have WebEx available for this meeting and to use it for everything but the executive sessions. We will update the meeting webpage as information becomes available.

  • The PDS Student Investigators Program is recruiting students to start in Fall 2015.

  • Presentations from the Management Council Face-to-Face hosted on 26-27 August 2014 by PPI at UCLA are available on the meeting webpage. Minutes are available here [PDF].

  • Presentations and minutes from the Management Council Face-to-Face hosted on 10-11 April 2014 by PSI in Tucson are available on the meeting webpage. The AMMOS-PDS Pipeline Service presentation is now available for public use.

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