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Welcome to the New Horizons SDC Recalibrated Data Review

Review Meeting Date: April 27, 12 pm MDT (2pm EDT)

University of Maryland, College Park MD

Last update: 19 April 2011, B.Prager


Introduction to the PDS SBN and the review process

The PDS Small Bodies Node is a discipline node of the Planetary Data System (PDS) charged with archiving data concerning comets, asteroids, and interplanetary dust. The PDS archive is a "deep archive," intended to contain sufficient documentation and ancillary data for future scientists to interpret and use the data long after the original scientists or teams are no longer available to help. It is also intended to provide useful data to researchers in a convenient way at the present time. In reviewing the data you should keep in mind these two complementary goals of preserving the data in a way useable to future generations and making the data easily accessible to current researchers.

How to review the data

The review will be held on April 27, 12 pm MDT (2pm EDT), via tele-conference. Please allow yourself enough time to do a thorough review of the data sets.

Follow the step-by-step Review Instructions to insure a complete review of the data. We suggest you read through these instructions at the beginning of the review period and assess how much time will be needed so you can plan accordingly.

The Review Meeting

The review meeting will be held on April 27, 12 pm MDT (2pm EDT), via teleconference.

A teleconference line with toll-free access will be available during the meeting, beginning about 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. To join the telecon:

If you are the first to call in, you will hear silence until the next caller arrives. If you call in too early, the pass code will not be accepted and you will have to call back.

In case of problems, you can try to reach Brian Prager by email, but your best option is to call at 301-405-5024.

Meeting Notes:

For each data set, liens collected during the review as well as liens and corrections reported prior to the review are gathered into one list. These data set lists are available via the "liens" links below.

Meeting notes and comments

The Data

To browse the data, use the links below. Links to download each of the data sets are available on the individual data set pages. If you would prefer to receive CDs or DVDs of any or all of the data, please contact the meeting organizers as soon as possible.

New Horizons Data Sets

All data sets are presented in a PDS volume structure (with some additional support files for the review).

Student Dust Counter (SDC)

Post Launch Checkout Nicolas Altobelli David Nesvorny
Jupiter Flyby Nicolas Altobelli David Nesvorny
Cruise 1 David Nesvorny Nicolas Altobelli


For questions about the data sets, the review, or this web site, please contact Brian Prager (userid bprager at