Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools 2020

Last updated: 6/5/2020, based on the 6/4/2020 Amendment 29 to ROSES 2020.

Critical Dates

    Step-1 proposal due date:       05/15/2020

    Step-2 proposal due date:       07/24/2020

    Data Availability date:             06/24/2020


We provide a brief synopsis here; proposers must refer to the call for specifics.

The Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools (PDART) program is described in Appendix C.4. See the NSPIRES website.

The Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration and Tools (PDART) solicits proposals to generate higher-order data products, archive and restore data sets or products, create or consolidate reference databases, digitize data, and develop or validate software tools.

For all types of proposals, it is expected that the products of selected proposals will be made available to the scientific community via the NASA PDS or equivalent archive. All proposals will be evaluated on the perceived impact of the new data products or tools on future planetary science research and exploration.

Archive Planning

  • Proposals submitted to ROSES-2020 are required to include a data management plan (DMP). However, unlike for other programs, proposers to this program element will not provide a data management plan via the NSPIRES cover pages. Instead, that requirement is superseded by instructions in Appendix C.4 that place more detailed descriptions into the body of the Scientific/Technical/Management section of proposals.

Additional links within PDS

  • For more information about proposing with respect to PDS archiving, see the PDS Engineering Node's Information for Proposers page.
  • From that page, follow the link to the Proposers to Individual R&A Programs page which contains links to several additional resources including one to the Proposer's Archiving Guide, written specifically to support DAP proposers, and links to ROSES support pages at the individual 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.