NASA's Mars Exploration Program
includes current missions Odyssey, MRO, Mars Express, MSL,
and InSight. The
Mars Exploration Program Data Management Plan, written
by the Geosciences Node, sets forth guidelines for Mars
Exploration Program missions to use in generating their
archive plans. The director of the
Geosciences Node, Raymond Arvidson, is the MEP Interdisciplinary Scientist for
Data and Archives.
This web page coordinates links to PDS archive web sites for MEP missions,
and links to archive-related documents.
Mars Exploration Program Missions, Past and Present
Mars Science Laboratory
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Exploration Rovers
2001 Mars Odyssey
Mars Global Surveyor
Expected Data Volumes and Data Access Requirements
for Research and Public Engagement
(Draft 0.2, 4/20/01, 89KB PDF
This document summarizes the large volumes of data expected from current
and future MEP missions, and recommends new methods of distributing the data
to the science community and the public.
MEP Data Management Plan
(Version 4.0, revised 6/15/11, 443 KB PDF
This document sets forth guidelines for missions to follow in archiving
data products, releasing data and information to the public, and working
with other entities such as the Planetary Data System, the National
Space Science Data Center, and the JPL Public Affairs Office. Each mission is responsible
for generating its own archive plan, based on the guidelines in the Data Management Plan.
Version 4.0 of this document is currently in signature cycle.
MGS Archive Plan
(2/11/99, 101 KB
MGS Archive Plan Addendum (9/30/99, 22
KB PDF file)
2001 Mars Odyssey Archive Plan
(4/16/03, 179 KB PDF file)
Mars Exploration Rovers Archive Plan
(Rev. C, 7/22/06, 410 KB PDF file)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Archive
Plan (1/26/06, 134 KB PDF file)
Phoenix Archive Plan
(4/17/08, 118 KB PDF file)
Other MEP missions are currently preparing similar Archive Plans, which
will be posted here when they are finalized.