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Title: The Huygens scientific data archive: Technical overview
Author(s): Witasse, Olivier
Huber, Lyle
Zender, Joe
Lebreton, Jean-Pierre
Beebe, Reta
Heather, David
Matson, Dennis L
Zarnecki, John
Wheadon, Joe
Trautner, Roland
Tomasko, Marty
Leon Stoppato, Piero
Simoes, Fernando
See, Chuck
Hagermann, Axel
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Keywords: Cassini/Huygens mission
Data archiving
Issue Date: Apr-2008
Citation: Witasse O, Huber L, Zender J, Lebreton J, Beebe R, Heather D, Matson DL, Zarnecki J, Wheadon J, Trautner R, Tomasko M, Leon Stoppato P, Simoes F, See C & Hagermann A (2008) The Huygens scientific data archive: Technical overview. Planetary and Space Science, 56 (5), pp. 770-777.
Abstract: The Cassini/Huygens mission was launched in October 1997, and during the third orbit around Saturn, the Huygens probe was released on course to enter Titan's atmosphere. During the descent, six science instruments provided in situ and remote sensing measurements of Titan's atmosphere and surface. Doppler tracking was performed with two Earth-based radio telescopes, and a Very Long Base Interferometry (VLBI) experiment was carried out. Data acquisition began around 1500 km altitude and continued throughout the 2 h and 30 min descent and for 1 h and 12 min after landing. This unique set of data is available in the ESA Planetary Science Archive (PSA) and mirror imaged in the NASA Planetary Data System (PDS). This paper presents an overview of the process the Huygens Data Archiving Working Group followed to develop and ingest the data set. A description of the data sets is also given.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.pss.2007.10.007
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Notes: Additional authors: Miguel Perez-Ayucar, Cyril Pennanech, Hasso Niemann, Lisa McFarlane, Mark Leese, Bobby Kazeminejad, Guy Israel, Brijen Hathid, John Haberman, Marcello Fulchignoni, Francesca Ferri, Robindro Dutta-Roy, Lyn Doose, Jaime Demick-Montelara, Giacomo Colombatti, Jean-Francis Bruni, Michael Bird, David Atkinson, Alessio Abouda

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