The New ESA Planetary Science Archive

Wednesday, 16 December 2015: 14:33
2018 (Moscone West)
Isa Barbarisi1, Carlos Rios1, Alan James Macfarlane1, Ruben Docasal1, Juan Gonzalez1, Christophe Arviset2, Guido De Marchi2, Santa Martinez2, Emmanuel Grotheer2, Tanya Lim2, Sebastien Besse1, Dave Heather2, Diego Fraga2 and Maud Barthelemy2, (1)European Space Agency, Villanueva De La Can, Spain, (2)European Space Agency, Villanueva de la Canada, Spain
The ESA’s Planetary Science Archive (PSA) is the central repository for all scientific and engineering data returned by ESA’s planetary missions, making them accessible to the world-wide scientific community.
With the advent of new ESA planetary missions, currently in development Bepi Colombo (Mercury) and ExoMars16 (Mars), and later on ExoMars18 (Mars Rover) and JUICE (Jupiter and moons), the PSA faces the need of supporting new functionalities and requirements.
Within this scenario there is a need for a new concept of the PSA, supporting both the evolution of the PDS standard (PDS4), and the growing need for better interfaces and advanced applications toward a better science exploitation.

We introduce the new PSA layout, conceived for better data discovery and retrieval, with special emphasis on GIS technology, interoperability and visualization capabilities.