Solar System Workings 2020
Last updated: 2/25/2020, based on the 2/24/2020 Amendment 2 to ROSES 2020.
NOI due date: 11/13/2020
Proposal due date: 01/09/2021
Data Availability date: 12/10/2020
The Solar System Workings (SSW) program is described in Appendix C.3 of the ROSES 2020 NRA.
See the NSPIRES website.
This is a very wide ranging call. While we provide a brief synopsis here,
proposers must refer to the call for specifics.
"The Solar System Workings (SSW) program element supports research into atmospheric,
climatological, dynamical, geologic, geophysical, and geochemical processes occurring
on planetary bodies, satellites, and other minor bodies (including rings) in the Solar
System. This call seeks to address the physical and chemical processes that affect
the surfaces, interiors, atmospheres, exospheres, and magnetospheres of planetary bodies."
The specific data availability and restrictions given for the 2020 SSW are given in
Sections C.3 and C.1 of ROSES 2020.
In order to determine which volumes at the Ring-Moon Systems Node meet the SSW basic
eligibility requirements for publicly available timing (based on
the Step 2 Proposal due date), see the Data Status tab.
Finding SSW Relevant Data within the PDS
Data at the Ring-Moon Systems Node.
- Search for data
our Outer Planets Unified Search tool OPUS, 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 LORRI and MVIC data, Galileo SSI data, Voyager ISS data,
HST ACS, NICMOS, STIS, WFPC2 and WFC3 data.
The results returned include preview products and tables of metadata.
- Browse our Data Directories
- Download entire volumes as tar.gz 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.
- 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.
- HST. Our HST page describes our HST holdings including
the volumes in our "HST Observations of the Outer Planets" project which
provide references to HST observations made with the ACS, NICMOS, STIS,
WFPC2, or WFC3 that included an outer planet system. The volumes are updated
- 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
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.