NSSDCA Interface Process

PDS4 NSSDCA Delivery Process

PDS has established a process to submit an immutable Bundle to the NSSDCA. The following subsections describe a simplified view of the NSSDCA Delivery Process. For more details, see the following documentation:

For PDS3 NSSDCA Submissions, see below.

Discipline Node Process

The PDS Engineering Node has developed the PDS Deep Archive software for generating the necessary packages to deliver to the NSSDCA.

See the online documentation for:

The end of the procedure includes a delivery to the PDS Engineering Node for validation and final submission

Other Controlling Documents

PDS – NSSDCA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Other Background Information

The following section includes some of the background details for how the PDS4 NSSDCA Interface was designed and agreed upon.

NSSDCA Working Group (2017)

  • Dan Crichton, EN
  • Stephanie Mclaughin, NSSDCA
  • Edwin Bell, NSSDCA
  • Patrick McCaslin, NSSDCA
  • Steve Hughes, EN
  • Ron Joyner, EN
  • Sean Hardman, EN

PDS3 NSSDCA Delivery Process

You can download these PDS3 Submission Process and Xman Software documents:

You can check the status of a PDS3 submission at https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/psi (see section 7 in the submission process doc).

The configuration file, which Xman uses, is located here:

If you have any questions, please contact Stef McLaughlin or Larry Martin.