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Gravity Models

The PDS Geosciences Node archives spherical harmonic models and digital maps of the gravity fields of Mars, Mercury, Venus, and Earth's Moon.  Input data are from radio tracking of the spacecraft. Read more about gravity data here.

Planet/Mission Gravity Model Type Release Date
Mercury    
 MESSENGER     
 mess-h-rss_mla-5-sdp-v1/messrs_1001/data/shadr/ Spherical Harmonic ASCII Model March 7, 2014
 mess-h-rss_mla-5-sdp-v1/messrs_1001/data/shbdr/ Spherical Harmonic Binary Model March 7, 2014
 mess-h-rss_mla-5-sdp-v1/messrs_1001/data/occ/ Occultation Summary March 7, 2014
Venus    
  Magellan     
  mgn-v-rss-5-gravity-l2-v1/mg_5201/gravity/ Spherical Harmonic Models and Gravity Maps December 17, 2008
Moon    
  GRAIL     
  grail-l-lgrs-5-rdr-v1/grail_1001/shadr/ Spherical Harmonic ASCII Models October 11, 2013
  grail-l-lgrs-5-rdr-v1/grail_1001/shbdr/ Spherical Harmonic Binary  Models October 11, 2013
  grail-l-lgrs-5-rdr-v1/grail_1001/rsdmap/ Radio Science Digital Maps October 11, 2013
  LRO     
  lro-l-lola-3-rdr-v1/lrolol_1xxx/data/lola_shadr/ Spherical Harmonic ASCII Models June 14, 2013
  Lunar Prospector     
  lp-l-rss-5-glgm3_gravity-v1/lp_1201/data/shbdr/ Spherical Harmonic Binary  Models April 4, 2012
  lp-l-rss-5-glgm3_gravity-v1/lp_1201/data/shadr/ Spherical Harmonic ASCII Models April 4, 2012
  lp-l-rss-5-gravity-v1/lp_1001/shb/ Spherical Harmonic Binary  Models January 31, 2006
  lp-l-rss-5-gravity-v1/lp_1001/sha/ Spherical Harmonic ASCII Models March 4, 2002
  Clementine     
  clem1-gravity-topo-v1/cl_8xxx/gravity/ Spherical Harmonic Models and Gravity Maps February 21, 1996
Mars    
  MRO     
  mro-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mrors_1xxx/data/rsdmap/ Radio Science Digital Maps December 1, 2010
  mro-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mrors_1xxx/data/shbdr/ Spherical Harmonics Binary Data Records December 1, 2010
  mro-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mrors_1xxx/data/shadr/ Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records December 7, 2009
  MGS     
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1033/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records August 17, 2005
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1024/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records February 24, 2004
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1021/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records November 26, 2003
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1019/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records November 8, 2002
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1015/shb/  Spherical Harmonics Binary Data Records March 21, 2002
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1015/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records March 21, 2002
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1009/shb/  Spherical Harmonics Binary Data Records March 23, 2001
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1009/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records March 23, 2001
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1008/sha/   Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records March 22, 2001
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1006/shb/  Spherical Harmonics Binary Data Records September 28, 2000
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1006/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records September 28, 2000
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1004/shb/  Spherical Harmonics Binary Data Records March 9, 2000
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1004/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records March 9, 2000
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1003/shb/  Spherical Harmonics Binary Data Records January 7, 2000
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1003/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records January 7, 2000
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1002/shb/   Spherical Harmonics Binary Data Records December 30, 1999
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1002/sha/  Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records December 30, 1999
  mgs-m-rss-5-sdp-v1/mors_1001/sha/ Spherical Harmonics ASCII Data Records September 8, 1999

 

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