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></ul>
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.
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 "...data 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/form.pl) early to discuss the suitability of specific volumes for their planned research.</p>
[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.
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.
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.