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NEAR SPICE Data Archive (PDS)

NSSDCA ID: NANO-00001

Availability: At NSSDC, Ready for Offline Distribution (or Staging if Digital)

Time span: 1996-02-20 to 2001-02-28

Description

This data set contains navigation and ancillary data in the form of SPICE System kernel files for the NEAR spacecraft. The SPICE kernal files contain geometric and much other ancillary information needed to recover the full value of science instrument data. In particular SPICE kernels provide spacecraft and planetary ephemerides, instrument mounting alignments, spacecraft orientation, spacecraft sequences of events, data needed for certain time conversions, etc. Data in the SPICE kernel files can be accessed using the NAIF (Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility) software, which is necessary to read these files.

The files are divided into cruise phase, Eros fly-by, Eros orbit, Eros surface, Earth fly-by, and Mathilde fly-by. The volumes containing each file, the PDS ID, and the date range covered (in the form YYYYDDD) are given below:

NGCRU1_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-CRUISE1-V1.0 ; 1996051 - 1997175

NGCRU2_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-CRUISE2-V1.0 ; 1997179 - 1998022

NGCRU3_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-CRUISE3-V1.0 ; 1998027 - 1998356

NGCRU4_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-CRUISE4-V1.0 ; 1998358 - 2000010

NGERFB_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/FLY/BY-V1.0 ; 1998357 - 1998357

NGEROS_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/ORBIT-V1.0 ; 2000011 - 2000115

NGEROS_0002 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/ORBIT-V1.0 ; 2000116 - 2000220

NGEROS_0003 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/ORBIT-V1.0 ; 2000221 - 2000335

NGEROS_0004 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/ORBIT-V1.0 ; 2000336 - 2001043

NGERSF_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/SURFACE-V1.0 ; 2001044 - 2001059

NGERTH_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EARTH-V1.0 ; 1998023 - 1998026

NGMATH_0001 ; NEAR-A-SPICE-6-MATHILDE-V1.0 ; 1997176 - 1997178

All volumes are stored on one DVD, NGCOLL_1001. There is a total of 3910 Mb of data.

Alternate Names

  • PDS NEAR SPICE Data Archive
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-CRUISE1-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-CRUISE2-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-CRUISE3-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-CRUISE4-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EARTH-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/FLY/BY-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/ORBIT-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-EROS/SURFACE-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-SPICE-6-MATHILDE-V1.0

Disciplines

  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 96-008A-00A

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. David R. Williams

 

Personnel

NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Mr. Douglas B. HollandGeneral ContactJohns Hopkins Universityholland@ampvx2.jhuapl.edu
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