NASA's Mars Exploration Program
includes current missions Odyssey, MRO, Mars Express, MSL,
InSight, and Mars 2020. The
Mars Exploration Program Data Management Plan, written
by the Geosciences Node, sets forth guidelines for Mars
Exploration Program missions to use in planning their
archives. 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, Active, In Development, and Past
Mars 2020 (Perseverance Rover)
Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover)
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and
Mars Express Orbiter (ESA mission)
2001 Mars Odyssey Orbiter
Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Mars Pathfinder (Sojourner Rover)
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.