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SDDPT Raw EDR Images in VICAR Format


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

Time span: 1973-11-03 to 1975-03-16

Ancillary data are not needed for the proper use of these data


This data set consists of the Experiment Data Records (EDRs) for the approximately 8500 images obtained by the Mariner 10 TV experiment. The EDRs consist of unprocessed (raw) instrument data in VICAR format. Each image file consists of 22 blocks containing 31,944 bytes per block. Each block is composed of 33 logical records of 968 bytes each. The first logical record of the first block contains a label. The labels are followed by 700 logical records (one per image line) containing pixel and engineering data. Details of the data set are provided by Martin et al., ``Planetary Image Conversion Task: Final Report,'' JPL Publication 85-50, 1985, which is available from NSSDC. This publication includes the only catalog currently available for the data set. The catalog lists images by FDS count, a spacecraft event time, against tape/file position. For this reason, it is necessary to be able to identify the FDS counts of interest before placing an order. The data are available on magnetic tape. Note that data set 73-085A-01U has the same data on CD-WO.

Alternate Names

  • MR10-L/H/V-VIS-2-EDR-V1.1


  • NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive
  • Regional Planetary Imaging Facility, JPL


  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 73-085A-01T

Additional Information



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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Ms. Ellen WachnerData ProviderNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Selected References

Martin, M. D., et al., Planetary image conversion task, JPL, Calif. Inst. Technol., 85-50, Pasadena, CA, Sept. 1985.

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