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Welcome to the Stardust-NExT Mission Data Review

Review Meeting Date: 13 December 2011

University of Maryland, College Park MD

Last update: 27 November 2011, sam


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 period will be from 13 November 2011 through 12 December 2011, and the review meeting will be held on 13 December 2011 in the Computer and Space Sciences building of the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. (Here's the agenda.) Please allow yourself enough time to do a thorough review of the data sets.

All reviewers should review these summary review instructions. Reviewers who are new to PDS and/or SBN reviews should consult the various links and resources in this collection of Information for Data Reviewers.

The Review Meeting

The Stardust-NExT mission Dataset Review period starts on 13 November 2011 and culminates in the review meeting held on 13 December 2011 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The review meeting will be held in the Computer and Space Sciences Building (#224), in room 2316.

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 will be available via a "liens" links below.


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. The data sets listed are available to reviewers via a username and password that will be distributed with the meeting information, and the data will be made public after review.

The lead reviewer and backup reviewer are indicated after each data set.

Stardust Data Sets

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

Data Set ID Contents Lead Reviewer Backup
Raw NavCam images Matthew Knight Jian-Yang Li
Calibrated NavCam images Matthew Knight Jian-Yang Li
NavCam ground-based calibration data Jian-Yang Li Matthew Knight
Raw and Calibrated DFMI data Mihaly Horanyi Sascha Kempf
Raw and Calibrated CIDA data Sascha Kempf Mihaly Horanyi
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SPICE data Jian-Yang Li Sascha Kempf


For questions about the data sets, the review, or this web site, please contact Ludmilla Kolokolova (userid ludmilla at