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NASA’s Planetary Data System (PDS) Geosciences Node’s Orbital Data Explorer (ODE) provides map and forms-based search, retrieve, and order function for PDS-compliant archives from a variety of spacecraft instrument observations.  Mars ODE includes observations from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the European Space Agency’s Mars Express (MEX), Mars Odyssey, the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), and the Viking Orbiter (VO) spacecraft.  The MRO mission is characterized by very high data volumes and complex observation plans relative to previous planetary missions.   Mercury ODE includes observations from the MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft.  Lunar ODE  includes observations from the Clementine, Lunar Prospector, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), and ISRO's Chandrayaan-1, and Lunar Orbiter (LO) spacecraft .  Venus ODE includes data from the Magallen and MESSENGER spacecraft. Mars ODE includes observations from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the European Space Agency’s Mars Express (MEX), Mars Odyssey, the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), and the Viking Orbiter (VO) spacecraft.  The MRO mission is characterized by very high data volumes and complex observation plans relative to previous planetary missions.   Mercury ODE includes observations from the MESSENGER (Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft.  Lunar ODE  includes observations from the Clementine, Lunar Prospector, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), and ISRO's Chandrayaan-1, and Lunar Orbiter (LO) spacecraft .  Venus ODE includes data from the Magallen and MESSENGER spacecraft.  ODE is designed to augment the existing PDS search and retrieval interface by providing advanced search, retrieve, and order tools, integrated analysis tools, and visualization tools.

 

ODE consists of a web site, a metadata database, and a background processor.  The background processor extracts PDS product metadata from the PDS archives and organizes it into a searchable database.  The ODE web site provides a tool for searching and exploring these metadata as well as accessing and downloading the PDS archives themselves.  The primary audience of the website is the science community, but anyone is welcome to use the website.

 

The ODE website complements the PDS Cartography and Imaging Sciences Discipline Node's Atlas website by providing cross mission and instrument searches for imaging and non-imaging data products.  The Atlas website includes the MRO-specific image search capability.

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