DAWN Framing Camera Data Release

The Planetary Data System (PDS) is pleased to announce the release of the Dawn Framing Camera L1a (raw) and L1b (calibrated) data for all Vesta phases.

The Dawn spacecraft visited the asteroid 4 Vesta for the time period May 3, 2011 to Sept. 10, 2012. Framing Camera 2 is one of two identical units flying on the Dawn spacecraft, and the only one operating at Vesta.  These two data sets include raw (level 1a) and calibrated (level 1b) versions of all available images acquired during the Vesta Encounter. Calibration data needed for processing the data from raw to calibrated will be archived in a separate data set.

PDS-archived Dawn data