White Papers

Reports created by the IPDA for guidance and as input to decision making processes.
IPDA-WP-001-1-0-2005JUL01-NASA-PDS/ESA-PSA Planetary Data Interoperability

A small team of engineers and scientists from the NASA Planetary Data System (PDS) and the ESA Planetary Science Archive (PSA) has considered how to implement an agency independent data query and retrieval standard. As a first step towards such an ambitious goal, this White Paper proposes the adoption of a limited standard protocol to demonstrate interoperability between PDS and PSA to provide reciprocal access to their data.. Document ID = IPDA-WP-001_1_0_2005JUL01-NASA ESA Interoperability