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The CATALOG directory contains mission, host, instrument, reference,
personnel, and data set PDS catalog objects for this archive volume. The
files follow the 'streamlined' format adopted by the Planetary Data System
(PDS) in late 1993 and documented in the Planetary Data System Standards
Reference (Version 3.1, 3 August 1994; JPL D-7669, Part 2).
The files evolved as the mission progressed; users should refer to the
files on the most recent (highest numbered) archive volume for the most
up-to-date information. Files on early volumes may be only 'place-holders.'
Each catalog object is in ASCII; the files have a fixed length of
72 characters per line. Some files have variable lengths of rows. The details
and correct values can be found in the label header. Each line is delimited
with a carriage-return (ASCII 13) line-feed (ASCII 10) pair.
The files are:
A brief description of the mission. It includes a chronology of events,
definition of mission phases, and science objectives.
A description of the Rosetta Orbiter spacecraft and a very brief
overview of the ESA and the NASA Ground Station systems.
An overview of the spacecraft radio system used for these experiments on
Rosetta, and a summary (albeit long) description of the ESA and
Deep Space Network instrumentation which supports radio science experiments.
Also included are summaries of the science objectives sought using the
A listing of references used elsewhere in the catalog files and of
references that might be generally useful in working with these data.
A listing of key people involved in analyzing the radio data and in
producing the archival data set.
A description of the data set contained in the archival volumes. The
file includes information on the primary data types included in the archive
collection. Brief discussions of the quality of the data are included where
a judgment can be made.
This is a dummy SOFT.CAT with no contents. No software is included in
An extensive description of targets used in the data labels.
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catinfo.txt 17-Oct-2016 04:47 5.6K
dataset.cat 17-Oct-2016 04:47 135K [PDS catalog file]
inst.cat 17-Oct-2016 04:47 127K [PDS catalog file]
insthost.cat 20-Sep-2016 11:15 157K [PDS catalog file]
mission.cat 17-Oct-2016 04:47 181K [PDS catalog file]
person.cat 17-Oct-2016 04:47 13K [PDS catalog file]
ref.cat 20-Sep-2016 11:15 134K [PDS catalog file]
soft.cat 17-Oct-2016 04:47 2.5K [PDS catalog file]
target.cat 17-Oct-2016 04:47 97K [PDS catalog file]