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Mars Orbiter Camera Standard Data Product Image Archive in Compressed Format (PDS)


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

Time span:  to 2005-03-31

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


This data set consists of images stored on CD from the science mapping phase returned by the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) as part of the MOC Standard Data Product (SDP) archive. The first two volumes are the fixed high gain antenna images and cover the period from 1999-03-09 to 1999-03-27. The image data are compressed and stored with PDS labels. Decompression software is included on the CD for Windows and Unix machines, there is no decompression software provided for Macintosh.

Processing of the images included packet decommutation, removal of the MOC communications protocol headers, reformatting, and addition of PDS label information. No additional geometric or radiometric processing was done. The CD also contains ancillary data files that support the MOC SDP archive. These files include an index file ('') that tabulates the contents of the CD and gives useful ancillary information, and documentation files. The CD is formatted according to the ISO 9660 level 1 Interchange Standard.

The CD's can be ordered online through the NSSDC CD-ROM catalog at:

The data are also available online at:

Alternate Names

  • MGS-M-MOC-NA/WA-2-SDP-L0-V1.0


  • NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive
  • Planetary Data System


  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics


  • 96-062A-01B

Additional Information



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



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Michael C. MalinGeneral ContactMalin Space Science Systems,
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