Welcome to the PDS Project Office
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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

News and Events:

  • The next MC Telecon is July 9, 2019 at 13:00 EDT.

  • The next MC F2F Meeting is August 13-15 in Santa Barbara, CA. - Details to follow.

  • The next SPICE beginners training class will be held on June 4-6, 2019 at Embassy Suites by Hilton, Arcadia, 211 E. Huntington Dr. Arcadia, CA 1 844 285 4217. Further details and the mandatory registration form are availabe here.

  • The PDS Tech Session is April 16-18, 2019 in Glendale, CA.

  • The March MC F2F Meeting was held on March 27-28, 2019 in Towson, MD. Presentations are available here.

  • Presentations and searchable minutes from previous telecons are permanently posted on the MC website