April 17, 2013:
DAN RDRs are posted.
April 11, 2013:
ChemCam RDRs are
March 20, 2013. MSL Release 1,
part 2, Sols 0-89.
Part 2, March 20, 2013, includes the derived data products (RDRs) for Sols 0
though 89 for the APXS, CheMin, Hazcam,
Navcam, REMS, and SAM instruments, along with
CheMin raw (EDR) data.
Release of the following data sets
has been delayed. They will be posted as soon as
they are made available to PDS: ChemCam RDRs, DAN
RDRs, RAD EDRs and RDRs, and all MAHLI, MARDI, and
February 27, 2013. MSL Release
1, part 1, Sols 0-89.
The first release of MSL data takes
place in two parts.
Part 1, February 27, 2013,
includes raw data products (EDRs) acquired on Sols
0 through 89, August 6 through November 5, 2012,
for these instruments: APXS, ChemCam, DAN, Hazcam,
Navcam, and REMS, along with SPICE data.
Release 1 does not include
data from the MAHLI, MARDI, or Mastcam instruments.
These instrument teams have not yet delivered data
products to PDS.
Some documents in the MSL archives
are awaiting clearance by JPL Document Review
and/or the JPL Import/Export Control Office. They
will be posted online as soon as clearance has been
received, and announced on this web site.
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity,
landed on Mars and began operations on August 6, 2012.
The rover's primary mission runs for about one Mars
year, through June 25, 2014.
Science data from
Curiosity's suite of instruments will be released by PDS
every 90 sols (Mars days) starting on February 27, 2013.
See the complete release schedule below.
Instruments and Archives
MSL Analyst's Notebook - This
PDS Geosciences Node tool provides
access to MSL data in the context of
mission operations -- by sol,
location, instrument, and other
The Planetary Image Atlas -
This PDS Imaging Node tool allows
searches through all image data
archived in PDS.
Here is the release schedule for the
Primary Mission. To be notified of MSL releases
and other PDS releases, sign up with the
PDS Subscription Service.
For the first release, EDR
(raw) data was released on February 27
and RDR (derived) data three weeks later, on
March 20. For subsequent releases EDR and
RDR data will be released together.
Release 2 has been
rescheduled from June 6 to June 10, 2013.
||Release to Public
||Feb. 27, 2013
||Mar. 20, 2013
||Aug. 30, 2013
||Dec. 15, 2013
||Mar. 10, 2014
||Jun. 9, 2014
||Sep. 11, 2014
||Dec. 15, 2014
April 17, 2013. DAN RDR data
are now onlne.
April 11, 2013. ChemCam RDR data
are now online.
March 28, 2013. Software Interface Specification
(SIS) documents for APXS EDRs, CheMin EDRs, and DAN EDRs
have been cleared and are now online.
March 20, 2013. MSL derived data from sols 0-89
27, 2013. MSL raw data from sols 0-89 are released. To be notified of
future releases of MSL and other PDS data sets, sign up with the
PDS Subscription Service.