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Advances in SPICE Support of Planetary Science
External Online Source: hdl:2014/44039
Author and Affiliation:
Acton, C. H.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: SPICE is the de facto international standard for determining the geometric conditions-parameters such as altitude, lighting angles, and LAT/LON coverage of an instrument footprint-pertaining to scientific observations acquired by instruments on board robotic spacecraft. This system, comprised of data and allied software, is used for planning science observations and for analyzing the data returned from those observations. Use of SPICE is not a NASA requirement but is recommended by NASA's Planetary Data System and by the International Planetary Data Alliance. Owing in part to its reliability, stability, portability and user support, the use of SPICE has spread to many national space agencies, including those of the U.S., Europe (ESA), Japan, Russia and India. SPICE has been in use since the Magellan mission to Venus and so has many well-known capabilities. But the NAIF Team responsible for implementing SPICE continues to add new features; this presentation describes a number of these.
Publication Date: Mar 18, 2013
Document ID:
20150007232
(Acquired May 06, 2015)
Subject Category: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference; 44th; 18-22 Mar. 2013; The Woodlands, TX; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Lunar and Planetary Inst.; Houston, TX, United States
Universities Space Research Association; Houston, TX, United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: DATA SYSTEMS; APPLICATIONS PROGRAMS (COMPUTERS); COMPUTER PROGRAMS; GEOMETRY; NAVIGATION; DIGITAL ELEVATION MODELS; HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACE; IMPROVEMENT; COMPUTATION; MISSION PLANNING
Other Descriptors: OBSERVATION GEOMETRY; COMPUTATIONAL CAPABILITY
Availability Source: Other Sources
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