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
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.
Pre-SPICE era and Miscellaneous Mission kernels
If you don't find kernels for your mission of interest in this "PDS Archived" folder, look in the "Operationl Kernels folder that contains SPICE data for several pre-SPICE-era missions (e.g. Voyager) and assorted other missions.
The subsetting service will NOT download Cassini EKs, instrument-specific CKs, and Cassini-specific PCKs. (It will provide the latest generic PCK, however.)