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PDS SPICE Archives

Missions for which NAIF has archived some increments or all of the SPICE data are listed in the table below.

Click on the "readme" link in the Archive Readme column for a particular mission to bring up an overview of the SPICE archive volume for that mission. The aareadme files that are in HTML format (most of them) include direct links to the various descriptive documents.

Click on the "link" in the Archive Link column to jump to the top of the volume -- the point from which you can browse the volume contents.

The "PDS3 or PDS4" column indicates the standards used in creating the archive. The Planetary Data System used PDS3 standards for many years, switching to more modern PDS4 standards with the LADEE and MAVEN missions. This change has had no effect on SPICE kernels (data) or the SPICE Toolkits.

The archived data go only as far as the Stop Time shown in the table, which is typically three to twelve months behind "real time" for missions that are ongoing. If you need more recent data, go to the Operational Flight Project Kernels link.

To download the complete data set use the URL of the link in the "Archive Link" column in wget or a similar download utility, such as FileZilla. See download help for additional details.

Some SPICE dataset collections are very large and may be impractical to download in their entirety. To download a subset of a data set covering a particular time interval, click "subset" in the Subset Link column and follow the instructions on the page that appears.

Project-specific Notes:
The subsetting service will NOT download Cassini EKs, instrument-specific CKs, and Cassini-specific PCKs. (It will provide the latest generic PCK, however.)

Mission Name Archive Readme Archive Link PDS3 or PDS4 Data Size (GB) Start Time Stop Time Subset Link
Cassini Orbiter readme link 3 47.4 1997-10-15 2014-09-30 subset
Clementine readme link 3 0.8 1994-01-26 1994-05-07 subset
DAWN readme link 3 13.5 2007-09-27 2012-09-13 subset
Deep Impact readme link 3 0.7 2005-01-12 2005-08-09 subset
Deep Space 1 readme link 3 0.9 1998-10-24 2001-12-18 subset
EPOXI readme link 3 1.0 2005-08-23 2011-03-01 subset
GRAIL readme link 3 4.3 2011-09-10 2012-12-17 subset
Hayabusa readme link 3 0.3 2005-09-11 2005-11-19 subset
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter readme link 3 201.2 2009-06-18 2015-03-15 subset
MAVEN readme link 4 2.4 2013-11-18 2015-03-15  
MER 1 (Opportunity) readme link 3 3.7 2003-07-07 2014-12-13 subset
MER 2 (Spirit) readme link 3 2.6 2003-06-10 2010-05-03 subset
MESSENGER readme link 3 27.8 2004-08-03 2015-04-30 subset
Mars Express readme link 3 2.1 2003-06-02 2013-04-30 subset
Mars Global Surveyor readme link 3 15.4 1996-11-06 2006-11-02 subset
Mars Odyssey readme link 3 17.9 2001-04-07 2014-12-31 subset
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter readme link 3 163.6 2005-08-12 2015-04-01 subset
Mars Science Laboratory readme link 3 0.3 2011-11-26 2015-03-28 subset
NEAR readme link 3 2.4 1996-05-30 2001-02-28 subset
New Horizons readme link 3 1.2 2006-01-19 2014-08-29 subset
Rosetta readme link 3 0.3 2004-03-02 2011-12-31 subset
Stardust readme link 3 1.9 1999-02-07 2011-05-01 subset
Venus Express readme link 3 0.6 2005-11-09 2012-11-30 subset
Viking Orbiter readme link 3 0.1 1976-06-16 1980-07-30 subset

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