Critical Dates

Updated 10/18/2013 based on Amendment 27.

    Notice of Intent due date:      8/23/2013

    Proposal due date:              11/15/2013

    Data Availability date:          11/15/2013</b>


    Data Sources

    The Outer Planets Research (OPR) program is described in Appendix C.7 of the NRA. The full document can be accessed under Solicitations at the NSPIRES web site.

    The specific data availability restrictions given for the 2013 OPR are:

      "It is the responsibility of the investigators selected for this program to acquire any needed data. Therefore, before submitting a proposal, the investigator must determine that all data required for the proposed investigation are publicly available [by the proposal due date]. Proposals requiring the use of data that are not publicly available at the time of proposal submission may be rejected without review."

      "Proposals dealing with mission data should provide convincing evidence that currently available public data has sufficient quality and is available in sufficient quantity to achieve the goals set forth in the proposal."

    AS of 6/18/2013, volumes at the Ring-Moon Systems Node which meet the OPR basic eligibility requirements for publicly available timing and PDS certification are listed below.

    • ASTROM_nnnn
    • COCIRS_0010 through 1203
    • COCIRS_5401 through 6006
    • COISS_0001 through 0011
    • COISS_1001 through 1009
    • COISS_2001 through 2075
    • COISS_3001 through 3007
    • COUVIS 0001 through 0039
    • COVIMS 0001 through 0052
    • EBROCC_0001
    • GO_0017 through 0023
    • HSTJ0_9296 through HSTJ1_2003
    • HSTU0_5167 through HSTU1_1956
    • NHJULO_1001 through NHJULO_2003
    • NHSP_1000
    • RPX_0001 through RPX_0401
    • VG_0001 through VG_0038
    • VG_2001
    • VG_2801, VG_2802, VG_2810
    • VGISS_6101 through VGISS_6215 (Saturn)

    In addition, the following Volumes at the Ring-Moon Systems Node meet the OPR basic eligibility requirements for publicly available timing, but are not yet certified by PDS. However, for some proposals it may be possible to demonstrate that the " has sufficient quality and is available in sufficient quantity to achieve the goals set forth in the proposal."

    Proposers considering using any of the following should [contact us](/cgi-bin/comments/ early to discuss the suitability of specific volumes for their planned research.

    • CORSS_8001
    • COUVIS_8001
    • COVIMS_8001
    • HSTJx_xxxx
    • HSTUx_xxxx
    • RES_0001
    • VG_2803
    • VGIRIS_0001 through 0002
    • VGISS_5101 through 5214
    • (Jupiter)
    • VGISS_7201 through 7207
    • (Uranus)
    • VGISS_8201 through 8210
    • (Neptune)

    Finding OPR Relevant Data within the PDS

    Data at the Ring-Moon Systems Node.
    • Search for data
    • [OPUS](/search/), our Outer Planets Unified Search tool, allows users to search for and obtain subsets of data based on a wide range of constraints. OPUS supports Cassini CIRS, ISS, UVIS and VIMS data, New Horizons Jupiter LORRI data, Galileo SSI data, and Voyager ISS data. The results returned include preview products and tables of metadata.

    • Browse our [data directories](/link/volumes/)
    • Download [entire volumes](/link/archives-volumes/) as [tar.gz](/help/targz.html) files.
    • Use our Mission Information Pages
    • Our mission information pages provide overviews of data sets and instruments along with links to detailed descriptions of the instruments and to the data and to Ring-Moon Systems Node generated browse images and footprint diagrams.

      • [Cassini](/cassini/) Our Cassini mission pages support CIRS, ISS, UVIS, and VIMS, including links to updated geometric metadata for these four instruments, plus occultation data obtained by RSS, UVS & VIMS, and links to calibrated ISS images.
      • [New Horizons](/newhorizons/). Our New Horizon page provides access to the full set of LORRI Jupiter data and SPICE files, browse images for the LORRI data, and links to the full New Horizons Jupiter data collection at the Small Bodies Node.
      • Galileo. Our Galileo page supports the Solid State Imager (SSI) and the Near-Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (NIMS).
      • Voyager. Our Voyager pages support ISS including new data sets of uncompressed, calibrated and geometrically corrected images, IRIS, and occultation data from PPS, UVS, and RSS. These pages also provide access to the Voyager SPICE kernels generated at the Ring-Moon Systems Node.
      • Uranus Ring Plane Crossing . While publicly available URPX observations obtained under Planetary Astronomy Program are covered by this NRA, we do not currently have any such data. If eligible URPX data becomes available at the Ring's Node prior to the proposal deadline, this page will reflect it.
    Data available at other PDS nodes.
    • The PDS NAIF Node and observation geometry.
    • SPICE data and software may be obtained from the NAIF web site.SPICE data files contain spacecraft and solar system geometry data necessary to interpret scientific observations from space-based instruments. The SPICE system also includes a large suite of software, mostly in the form of subroutines, that users incorporate in their own application programs to read SPICE files and to compute derived observation geometry, such as altitude, latitude/longitude, and lighting angles.

    • Links to ROSES support pages at the other PDS Nodes can be found at the PDS Engineering Node's ROSES support page.
    • For PDS wide search, start with the PDS wide search engine. This search capability is limited, but initial results include links to relevant and much more powerful discipline node search engines.

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