Comet System Data Shared by the IPDA

Comet Missions

Mission Name Comet Encountered Agency* Dataset Interval or Flyby Times Location of Information or Data Archives
Vega 1 1P/1682 Q1 (Halley 1) Intercosmos February 28,1986 - March 7, 1989 (March 6 closest approach) NASA PDS/SBN
Suisei 1P/1682 Q1 (Halley 1) ISAS (now part of JAXA) March 3, 1986 - March 13, 1986 NASA PDS/SBN
Vega 2 1P/1682 Q1 (Halley 1) Intercosmos March 7,1986 - March 19,1986 (March 9 closest approach) NASA PDS/SBN
Giotto 1P/1682 Q1 (Halley 1) ESA March 12,1986 - March 15, 1986 NASA PDS/SBN
Sakigake 1P/1682 Q1 (Halley 1) ISAS (now part of JAXA) March 11, 1986 (flyby) NASA PDS/SBN
Giotto Extended Mission (GEM) 26P/1922 K1 (Grigg-Skjellerup 1) ESA July 9, 1992 - July 11,1992 NASA PDS/SBN
Deep Space 1 19P/1904 Y2 (Borrelly 1) NASA September 22, 2001(closest approach) NASA PDS/SBN
Stardust 81P/1978 A2 (Wild 2) NASA November 2003 thru January 2004 (2 January closest approach) NASA PDS/SBN
Deep Impact 9P/1867 G1 (Tempel 1) NASA May thru July 2005 (4 July encounter) NASA PDS/SBN
Stardust NExT 9P/1867 G1 (Tempel 1) NASA December 2010 thru February 2011 (15 February closest approach) NASA PDS/SBN
EPOXI 103P/1986 E2 (Hartley 2) NASA September thru November 2010 (4 November encounter) NASA PDS/SBN
C/2009 P1 (Garradd) NASA February 20, 2012 - March 9, 2012 NASA PDS/SBN
C/2012 S1 (ISON) NASA January 17, 2013 - March 15, 2013 NASA PDS/SBN
International Rosetta Mission 9P/1867 G1 (Tempel 1) ESA June 28 - July 14,2005 NASA PDS/SBN
ESA PSA
ESA/PSA
67P/1969 R1 (Churyumov-Gerasimenko 1) ESA 2014 thru September 30, 2016 NASA PDS/SBN
Philae 67P/1969 R1 (Churyumov-Gerasimenko 1) ESA November 12, 2014 - July 9, 2015 ESA/PSA
ESA PSA
ESA/PSA
Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science (BOPPS) C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) NASA September 25,2014 - September 26, 2014 NASA PDS/SBN
C/2012 K1 (PanSTARRS) NASA September 25,2014 - September 26, 2014 NASA PDS/SBN
C/2014 E2 (Jacques) NASA September 25,2014 - September 26, 2014 NASA PDS/SBN
🔴 Comet Inceptor to be selected ESA Launch 2029 ESA

*Glossary
Note - 🔴 indicates missions under development


Non-Comet Missions with Comet Data

Mission Name Comet Encountered Agency* Dataset Interval or Flyby Times Location of Information
International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) Surveys of 49 Comets** NASA/ESA/SERC October 15, 1978 thru March 27, 1996 NASA PDS/SBN
Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) 9P/1867 G1 (Tempel 1) NASA June 18, 1983 thru October 8, 1983 NASA PDS/SBN
International Cometary Explorer (ICE) 21P/1900 Y1 (Giacobini-Zinner 1) NASA September 8, 1985-09-08 thru September 14, 1985 NASA PDS/SBN
Galileo D/1993 F2 (Shoemaker-Levy 9) NASA July 17, 1993 thru August 14, 1994 NASA PDS/SBN
Hubble Space Telescope D/1993 F2 (Shoemaker-Levy 9) NASA July 17, 1993 thru August 14, 1994 NASA PDS/SBN
International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) D/1993 F2 (Shoemaker-Levy 9) NASA/ESA/SERC July 17, 1993 thru August 14, 1994 NASA PDS/SBN
Mid-Course Space Experiment (MSX) Survey of 8 Comets*** BMDO (Ballistic Missile Defense Organization) July 24, 1996 thru February 2, 1997 NASA PDS/SBN
Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) Surveys of 913 C/SOHO Comets**** ESA/NASA 1996 thru 2005 NASA PDS/SBN
Spitzer Space Telescope Survey of 33 Comets***** NASA November 23, 2003 thru April 4, 2009 NASA PDS/SBN

*Glossary
**List of IUE Comets
***List of MSX comets
****List of SOHO comets
*****List of Spitzer comets

Useful Comet Tools

Product Name Agency* Location of Information
PDS/SBN Ferret tool NASA NASA PDS/SBN
PDS/SBN Data set listing by Comets NASA NASA PDS/SBN