Mars Science Laboratory Release 2


This rectangular version of a self-portrait of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The NASA Planetary Data System announces the second release of data from the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, covering data acquired from Sol 90 through Sol 179 (November 6, 2012, through February 6, 2013).

This release consists of raw and derived data sets from the following instruments:

Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) Chemistry & Micro-Imaging (ChemCam) Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Hazcam) Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) Mars Descent Imager (MARDI) Mast-mounted Cameras (Mastcam) Navigation Cameras (Navcam) Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) Spacecraft, Planet, Instrument, Pointing C-Matrix, and Event kernels (SPICE) Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)

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Links to all MSL data sets may be found on the PDS Geosciences Node web site. The data may also be reached from the main PDS home page. MSL data are archived at the PDS Atmospheres, Planetary Plasma Interactions (PPI), Geosciences, Imaging, and Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) Nodes.

PDS offers two services for searching the MSL archives:

  • The Planetary Image Atlas at the Imaging Node allows selection of MSL image data by specific search criteria.
  • The MSL Analyst’s Notebook at the Geosciences Node allows searching and downloading of all MSL data in the context of mission events.

Some documents in the MSL archives are awaiting clearance by JPL Document Review and/or the JPL Import/Export Control Office. They will be posted online as soon as clearance has been received, and announced on the web site.

The PDS Team

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