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:

  • PPI Node is hosting the next Management Council Face-to-Face on 26-27 August 2014 at UCLA. See the meeting webpage for more information.

  • The next Management Council Telecon is scheduled for Monday 08 September 2014 at 12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT / 19:00 UTC.

  • NAIF is hosting a SPICE training class on 21-23 Oct 2014 in Columbia, Maryland. Details and registration are available here.

  • The last Management Council Face-to-Face for 2014 is tentatively scheduled for 19-20 November. Location is TBD.

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

  • The PDS Student Investigators Program in now recruiting for Fall 2013 – Summer 2015.

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