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NEAR Laser Ranger (NLR) Level 1B Data Archive (PDS)

NSSDCA ID: PSPG-00720

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

Time span: 1996-02-20 to 2001-02-12

Description

This data set contains raw data from the NEAR Laser Ranger (NLR). The data are in the form of FITS files with attached FITS headers and detached PDS labels. Files contain all data for one day. A FITS to PDS translator program (F2P) has been used to create the detached PDS labels for each corresponding FITS file. All document files and most labels contain an 80-byte fixed length record, with a carriage return (ASCII 13) and line feed (ASCII 10) as the 79th and 80th byte respectively. The files contain time, range count, calibration and other ancillary data for each shot.

The data are divided into volumes which contain cruise and Eros orbit data. The volumes containing each file, the PDS ID, and the data range covered (in the form YYYY-MM-DD) are given below:

NLCRU1_0001 NEAR-A-NLR-2-EDR-CRUISE1-V1.0 1996-02-20-1997-06-24

NLCRU2_0001 NEAR-A-NLR-2-EDR-CRUISE2-V1.0 1997-06-28-1998-01-22

NLCRU4_0001 NEAR-A-NLR-2-EDR-CRUISE4-V1.0 1998-12-24-2000-01-10

NLEROS_0001 NEAR-A-NLR-2-EDR-EROS/ORBIT-V1.0 2000-01-11-2001-02-12

These data are stored on one DVD for archive. The total data volume is 475.62 Mb.

Ancillary Data Information

Alternate Names

  • PDS NEAR NLR Data Archive 1B
  • NEAR-A-NLR-2-EDR-CRUISE1-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-NLR-2-EDR-CRUISE2-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-NLR-2-EDR-CRUISE4-V1.0
  • NEAR-A-NLR-2-EDR-EROS/ORBIT-V1.0

Disciplines

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

Old NSSDCA ID

  • 96-008A-04A

Additional Information

Spacecraft

Experiments

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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