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Welcome to the PDS4/Comet Review

Review Meeting Date: 6 Oct 2017

University of Maryland, College Park MD

Last update:Wednesday May 06, 2020, EMW

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

All reviewers should read the Minimum Required Feedback. Reviewers who are new to PDS should also consult How to Approach a PDS4 Data Set.

The review period will be from 6 Sep 2017 through 5 Oct 2017. Please allow yourself enough time to do a thorough review of the data sets.

The Review Meeting

The Comet Review period starts on 6 Sept 2017 and culminates in the review meeting held on 6 October 2017 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The review meeting will be held in the Atlantic Building (ATL, Bldg #224), Room 1250.

Meeting Documents:

For each data set, liens collected during the review as well as liens and corrections reported prior to the review are gathered into list(s). These final liens will be posted in the table below after the review.

Any notes and/or presentations should be sent to Ludmilla Kolokolova AND COPIED to Elizabeth Warner.
ludmilla [at]
warnerem [at]

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.

Comet Data Sets

All data sets are presented in a PDS4 structure (with some additional support files for the review).

Data Set ID Contents Lead Reviewer Second Reviewer Post-review Liens
Comet ISON Jan 22 2013 HFOSC Observations Collection
Comet ISON February 2013 HFOSC and FOSC Observations Collection
Comet ISON May 2013 HFOSC and OMR Observations Collection
Comet ISON September 2013 HFOSC Observations Collection
Comet ISON October 2013 HFOSC and OMR Observations Overview
Comet ISON November 2013 HFOSC and OMR Observations Collection
Mike Kelley Matthew Knight liens_Comet_Ison_final
urn:nasa:pds:gbo-apache_point:uransatspec::1.0 Triplespec Spectra of Uranian Satellites Collection Karl Hibbitts Silvia Protopapa liens_Uranian_Satellite_final
urn:nasa:pds:epoxi_mri:hartley2_photometry::1.0 EPOXI MRI-VIS 103/Hartley 2 Encounter Photometry Collection Matthew Knight Mike Kelley liens_epoxi_final