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:

  • On 5 March 2015, NASA's Science Mission Directorate released a Cooperative Agreement Notice soliciting team-based proposals for participation in the PDS as Discipline Nodes. Supporting information for proposers is available here.

  • The next Management Council Face-to-Face is being held on 21-22 April 2015 at Washington University in St. Louis. See the meeting webpage for more information, including hotel reservations.

  • The next Management Council Telecon is scheduled for Monday 11 May 2015 at 12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT / 19:00 UTC. The April meeting telecon is cancelled.

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

  • Presentations from the Management Council Face-to-Face held on 18-19 November at the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina are available on the meeting webpage. Minutes will be posted on this page when available.

  • 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.