Published services can be reached from the VESPA portal service result page

Implementation notes: Data service maintenance section

Service definition files are preserved here (log in first):

Short NameNameDescriptionLocationStatusTo do (v1 or v2)CommentsVersion_2 / updatesGitlab backup?


Titan_profilesVertical Profiles in Titan Middle AtmosphereAtmospheric profiles of Titan from Cassini/CIRSPADC/LESIA


√ Check descriptions
√ Enlarge contents
√ Remove duplicates!
√ TAP parameters reviewed

Rewrite with mixin (required to fix coord UCDs)

Correct existing file names

√ Added new series of profiles from C. Mathé

Update of older files scheduled ~ mid 2020 - refined inversion method, either as replacement or addition, TBD

New data provided end 2019

Formerly called Titan 

Updated to v2 in 2016, to be tested again

Mixin version installed Jan 2020

Enlarged with new data, May 2021 (x2.5 content)


— beware that the older Titan service is also present there!

VVExVIRTIS on Venus-Express: standard dataset

Access to spectral cubes. Venus-Express legacy

nb of granules : ~ 50,000 calibrated/geometry files
+ possibly derived products (maps, profiles, etc)



√ Complete data description with geometry, enlarge to the complete dataset. Intended as a demonstrator of both EPN-TAP access to the PSA, and data handling / distribution system in a PI team for an experiment in operation phase (would replace the Otarie/ION system in Meudon for data access).

In the mid-term, this could include derived products, which are not in the PSA.

? May start with Marcq et al paper 2023, need to recover the major results.

• v1 addressing part of nominal mission, limited nb of parameters
+ some inconsistencies

• First v2 version for nominal mission (2016), param from archive INDEX.

• June 2020 version: uses the mixin and get data from the PI database. One part of geometry missing, still to be recovered entirely (from LESIA db)

√ Also need to work on footprints — MOC added in 2022 (in coverage param)

• May include cruise phase, which is not in the PSA? That would require to make the files available somewhere (could be the PSA guest area?)

• Cut-out service to extract individual spectra from cubes?

voparis-gitlab (should be reorganized in branches)
VVEx+Enhanced VIRTIS dataset on Venus-ExpressWill provide access to individual spectra. Venus-Express legacy (after discussion: same service as above, not a separated one).
Possible issue: this would include ~ 10E9 entries. Ingestion via DaCHS is nearly impossible (3h for 5E6 spectra), must be copied directly from db.
Enlarge the above service to also provide description of VIRTIS/ VEx individual spectra with geometry parameters. Access may be a script extracting the corresponding data from the cubes (possibly in APERICubes, TBC). This will have a noticeable added value wrt a similar service from the PSA, only possible in the PI team.Big issue with ingestion time - this is prohibitive with DaCHS. Need to import table through postgres?
abs_csAbsorption cross sectionsAbsorption cross sections for gaseous species of atmospheric interest




√ Finalize, declare,
add data + setup special access script (output selected species in a single table)
Still DaCHS v1First model in v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop
SOIRSOIR/SPICAV/VExUV / IR observations of Venus - vertical profilesRoyal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy / Planetary Aeronomy
√ Convert profiles to VOtable, easier to handle and visualize.Convert to mixin version

First model in v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop

Updated for DaCHS2 in 2021


Vertical profiles of Mars

May be coupled with ACRI-ST project in EPN2024, including a visu tool on a web page.


√ Number of issues identified afterwards, including extra table not integrated.

√ 2021 update to be reviewed

First simple / complete datalink example.

√ Provides links to MCD simulation + ascii version of the profile.

√ Convert to DaCHS2

v2 direct from Toulouse 2016 workshop.

Update from Prague workshop, 2018.

New update 2021, with direct links to simulation; v2 compliant.

SPICAVSPICAV / VExVertical profiles of VenusLATMOS


From updated SPICAM servicePlaned at LATMOS by Chloé in 2020, but data weren't ready - delayed

mcdMars Climate DatabaseSampled version through EPN-TAPPADC + LMD


First version on sampled data, access to vertical profiles only, reviewed.

Issues fixed later on

Add daily cycles and √ maps (in another service)?
√ Add more scenarios.
√ In a second step, direct access through workflow will be studied (OK via datalink)

√ Profiles contain all species/dust (to limit the # of granules)

√ Convert to DaCHS2

Issue with access time to be solved

v2 installed from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop

Update from Prague workshop, 2018.

New update in 2021; DaCHS v2 compliant, more scenarios + datalink

Mars_dustmaps of opacity from Mars Climate Database Sampled version through EPN-TAPPADC + LMD


First version on sampled data, access to vertical profiles only, reviewed.

Issues fixed later on

√ Fix issue with Ls vs Martian sols in cubes

In 2021; DaCHSv2 compliant

VCDVenus Climate DatabaseSampled version through EPN-TAPPADC + LMD


First version on sampled data, access to vertical profiles only, reviewed.

DaCHS2 compliant

Profiles only

Less granules, no Ls sampling. Scenarios for UV flux and cloud albedo patterns

In 2021; DaCHSv2 compliant

Another Mars GCMIASB-BIRA, Trompet


vertical profiles√ Difficulty with ingestion through DaCHS
OMEGA / MEx atm db
Simulation of atmospheric spectra in same conditions. Quality to be addressed first.LESIA, Melchiori
Exhume data, if possibleOnly covers beginning of mission. Science value to be assessed first

Titan GCM db


Oct 2016: P. Rannou suggests to contact S. Lebonnois for his more modern 3D code.

Alt, 2020: the team is building a db of precomputed profiles - could be distributed as a data service

Only available as a code for the time being, no interface.

May be a candidate for integration on a code-on-line platform.


VIMS/Cassini calibrated cubes, satellites only
Catalogue of cubes with description, thumbnails, links to PDS raw and ISIS3 calibrated cubes + possibly geotiff format

Benoît Seignovert (LPG/GeoPlanet + PADC)


From csv files, with link to web site pages.Installed in ObsParis for maintenance reasons, grabs data in NantesIndicated by P. Rannou at EPSC 2018, OK from C. Sotinvoparis-gitlab

Small bodies

BaseComThe Nançay Cometary DatabaseRadio observation of comets from Nançay


S. Erard with J. Crovisier


√ Restructure with mixin, clean up, check parameters and UCDs (not yet published)

√ Deep review in spring 2019: spectra, thumbnails, granule list (remove duplicates & identify upper limits when no detection)

√ Big update, 2021:
• All fits & thumbs rebuilt from txt files, in velocity 
• removed low level data
• Cleaned up upper limits
• added recent observations (15 yr of data)

• Still uses the initial parsing system of all files and tables, all further steps now integrated in a single IDL routine producing a csv file

• freq_min and max to be cleaned up — but two spectral ranges added, hence…

√ Pending review with science team, but should be OK

• Add ephemeris in table?

Updated to EPN-TAP v2

Needs update to DaCHS 2.5

M4astModeling for AsteroidsAsteroid spectroscopyPADC / IMCCE

√Check descriptions,
√update VOtable format / script,
√ add thumbnails

Update with new content
Add import script on crontab
Other small things to fix, in particular VOtable conversion script

• March 2019: rebuilt with mixin + restored data loss.

• March 2019: frozen in July 2015 - the source database seems inactive in Aug. 2022. Additional spectra are now fed into spectro_asteroids

updated to v2.

NASA dust catalogINAF-IAPS RDB NASA dust catalogue TAP serviceNASA's Cosmic dust catalogs 15 and 18 IAPS, Rome


√ Restructure, Check descriptions, Update server.

√ Added thumbnails and spectra when available.

√ Update presentation web page, the current one is missing!

• Data and thumbnails out of reach (July 2019)?

Must be reinstalled on OATS DaCHS server

√ Need to clean up registry: (2 declarations of the same service in the registry)

+ Revive associated data (images & spectra)

Still an active project at OATs in June 2023 — but images are out of reach (in Rome)

v2 linked to the portal after Prague workshop, registered properly in July 2018, removed later (Rome server is down)

Should move to OATs

IKSIR spectroscopy of comet HalleyIR spectroscopy of 1P/Halley (IKS / Vega-1)PADC/LESIA

√ Check descriptions,
√ add phase angle
√ Add thumbnails
√ To be rebuild with mixin & grammar

Improve thumbnails!

Descriptors updated April 2016, new web page Sept 2017.

Updated to mixin/grammar, Dec 2017, then small updates

First v2 test case (old way). 

TNOsarecoolTNOs are coolCompilation of TNOs properties + Herschel/Spitzer observationsPADC/LESIA

√ Make it consistent with M4ast, MPCOrb and DynAstVO.

Check some parameters

Classes of small bodies still to be refined

v2 directvoparis-gitlab
Illu67PIllumination maps of 67P/C-GShows the comet illumination for a given lat/lon of the Sun in the comet frame. Next step: shows the comet illumination for a given timeIRAP + Imperial College, London. A. Beth

√ Finalize, add data, declare.
√ Identify correct dataproduct_type, see if extra param are required for sub-observer point.
Handle 3D format?

Directly in v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop
67P unitsDescription of morphologic units from OSIRIS imagesIdentify latest version


Difficulty related to coord - lon/lat won't work, Cartesian required (or Quak)Main info is s_region contours, won't work in Cartesian coord. Use for unit characterization, e.g. thermal properties

Minor Planet parameters and orbits, with daily computation (NEO only)IMCCE / PADC

√ Add computed orbits as spice files, open in Cosmographia or similar.
Enlarge to other objects (MBA)?

√ Register

√ Updated in Aug 2018 (missing param, updates, kernels)

Spice kernels are usable in Cosmographia (manually on user's end) and 3Dview (if they are installed on the server part)

Directly in v2 from computation results

MPCMinor Planets CenterAsteroid orbital and physical parametersMPC / IAU,
+ Heidelberg/Paris


√ Provide epn_core view on existing TAP service in Heidelberg
√ Check if monthly updates still active
• Check parameters + change encoding of names (with no number)
√ Fix date format

First experiment with EPN-TAP2 mixin

Still to be refined in 2022.

Make consistent with other small bodies services
CEMLSCometary emission line catalogueComet line catalogue, from observationsIAPS, Rome


Provides band list with reference. Make it SLAP or LineList compliant?Disappeared at the end of EPN2020, no recovery scheduled

BDICBase de Données d'Images Cométaires
To be adapted from updated BDIP v2

SBNAFSmall Bodies Near and Far

Catalogue of asteroids properties and fluxes, from IR observations (H2020 programme)

Initially ~ 60,000 obs (several/target)
2019: 170,000 measurements 

Konkoly Obs


√ To be reviewed and finalized

√ Restarted in 2019 from outputs of the native web interface

Make it interoperable with TNOsarecool service + other observational services in EPN-TAP (M4ast, TNOsarecool, DynAstVO…)

VESPA 2018 Prague workshop

Finalized Feb 2020 (in EPN2024)

voparis-gitlab (under PADC/planeto for some reason)
OriginsANR project (France)~ 150 spectra of asteroidsPADC/LESIA, S. Fornassier


Build the table

Get data files, adjust M4ast conversion routine

Should be very similar to M4ast

• Check if content is included in the Mahlke et al 2022 paper (in spectro_asteroids)Internal to LESIA, 2021
CometsBase de données des observateurs de comètes

Amateur site (high level) with > 16000 images (+ some spectra included).

Includes db and submission system


Simply write an EPN-TAP view with daily updates from existing db?

Other similar db to be studied too.

Web version operational ( Also includes links to sdd.jpl and MPC ephemeris and properties + db of observers (29 contributors). Basic table is a concatenation of target tables? Includes images + derived quantities and references.
NEO thermal fluxes / albedos

Spitzer thermal-infrared fluxes of near-Earth asteroid from ExploreNEOs, NEOSurvey, and NEOLegacy (~2000 asteroids).
Seems to be this (TBC)

Northern Arizona Uni, or Lowell Obs?


existing site with SQL interface
In wish list, from M. Mommert ~2017
herss:// Observation databaseTable of amateur observations, long and  


Contacted us at EPSC 2018

Images of Sun grazing comets from the SoHO spacecraft / LASCO instrument

The main idea is to test a service with fits images only, and handling in VO tools.

This one is a simple test case.


Start from fits dataset in PDS SBN. First check if pointing, etc available (WCS may not be relevant, but helio distance?)
Suggested by A Raugh, AGU 2018.
MP3CEPN-TAP access to existing MP3C tablesSmall bodies catalogue integrated from sparse on-line db, includes color, spectral types and other thingsOCA Nice, M. Delbo / N. Bruot

Relies on TAPlib - interface study by PLS in July 2017; then crashed due to local system and lack of resources.

√ Redesigned in Jan 2022 on DaCHS

13 tables with TAP interface. Try and build a use case from those? Common key is name / SSODnet.
2021: focus on best value table

target_name to be converted to IAU values, otherwise ready

Graz workshop, 2017, then 2020-21 on-line  workshopvoparis-gitlab
LAM / CESAM, P. Vernazza and L. Jorda
Processed images and shape models of large asteroids from the VTL Some 10s of fits images + derived 3D shape modelsVESPA 2020-21 on-line  workshop
AIRA / Bucarest, M. Popescu

NIR flux from VISTA-VHS

Just a draft, but could be finalized, TBC

NIR color tables + classification resultsVESPA 2020-21 on-line  workshopvoparis-gitlab
TNO spectraVLT large program from ~2005
LESIA, Barucci
Find calibrated spectra in LESIA, evaluate• Check if content is included in the Mahlke et al 2022 paper (in spectro_asteroids)

Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey


Binzel et al VNIR spectra of asteroids

Spectra have been collected and reprocessed in the Mahlke et al 2022 paper, and included in spectro_asteroids

MIT with support from PADC? Check if included in MP3C


— actually included in spectro_asteroids

Based on M4ast, very similar data

Coupled with "MIT-UH-IRTF Joint Campaign for NEO Spectral Reconnaissance" on the same site.

Plots/thumbnails have to be regenerated individually in PNG.

Little local resources 

Suggested by Mirel Birlan, discussed in 2018
† EarnEarn

Physical properties of (some) NEOs

Closed: this page no longer exists, the db has been integrated into ESRIN NEO Space Situational Awareness service: (may be accessed through MP3C?)

2020: deprecated, data now included in NEOROCKS and NEOCC

Paris or Rome?


Includes a (spectral) taxonomy type. Some duplication of MPC parameters (can be filtered out?)

Regularly updated on-line.
Related somehow to the NEOshield-2 EU program

Table is easy to enter (note that Binary objects, noted B in 1rst column, have 2 entry lines; only the first one is relevant).

Each object has a detailed page with extensive biblio that cannot be included in the table - should be linked with external_link parameter)


ASI project to provide ASI and ESA data. See presentation at EPSC2020 then PSIDA 2021.



Limited to physical properties

TAP server (CADC) available, used for astro data. Epn_core table drafted under DaCHS, may migrate later.

Very autonomous dev

VESPA 2023 Graz workshopvoparis-gitlab

Service of ESA's Planetary Defence Office (PDO)



2 services considered: 

- best determination for each object

- all determinations, with history

Link to raw images

VESPA 2023 Graz workshopvoparis-gitlab
DAMITDAMIT db, 3d shape model from light curves

Charles Univ, Prague


Only rotational parameters and link to shape model

Find a convenient format for shape model, meshlab is a plotting tool of choice

VESPA 2023 Graz workshop, installed on a test server in Praguevoparis-gitlab
FRIPONFRIPON detection network

Database from the FRIPON system.

May include detection images, trajectories, orbits, sample analyses, and possibly GRAVE radar periodograms (also used for atmosphere / aerosols studies)

Will be installed in Paris / PADC, curated by IMCCE (data from Marseille)


Test case for fireball detection networks

Identified content:
- table of events/detection/objects
- will include detection from multi or single camera (those for cross-detection with other networks)
- include external_link to web site page with detailed info

Other data may include (short-term): 
- VOevent alarm system
- meteor showers on Earth: orbits, etc

Discussed at EPSC 2018. Further discussion June 2021
VIRTIS cometary phaseVIRTIS Rosetta

Just provide images and plots of operations / acquisition? This would be a different demonstrator of EPN-TAP service in support to an experiment in operation:

  • granules = MTPs or STPs. Link to ancillary images / plots (SE material) - wait for regeneration of overall geometry (in EPN2024)?
  • granules = files. Link to synthetic surface-related images (BR material)

The file service can be adapted from VVEx service; wait for final dataset to be accommodated on the PSA?



An ST-MOC would be very helpful. Requires s_region first

Extension to individual spectra has a major added value, but same pb as VEx: huge number of records, ingestion via DaCHS is too slow.

VIRTIS or Rosetta outreach productsVIRTIS RosettaCompilation of images, illustrations… available for public outreach. Demonstrator for future experimentsLESIA / PADC


LuckyStar LuckyStarStellar occultations by asteroids and satellites, ERC programme.
Provides measurements of radii, shapes, albedo, density. Include a compilation of other measurements.
In Brasil? Or LESIA / PADC


To be installed in Brasil ?

Draft based on Xcel output on Brasilian site. To be improved for updates

Hand-made, to be discussed with teamvoparis-gitlab
spectro_asteroidsspectra of asteroidsCompilation of asteroid spectra from public librairies (similar to spectro_planets), linked to VizieR repo. Does not include GAIA spectra, accessible under TAP.LESIA / PADC


From several VizieR catalogues, granules are individual spectra (not always/easily accessible from VizieR tables, and not searchable from there)

Routine to include ephemeris in table embedded in q.rd, implemented but not used yet.

Drafted addition of HST asteroids spectra, TBC 

Link to VizieR fits when available, basic VOtable version computed otherwise;  thumbnails computed. EPNCore parameters retrieved from papers when needed (available tables are often not the ones describing the observations)

• Nov 2022: Added the Mahlke et al 2022 paper, collecting most quality spectra available to date — timing is not available in published version, see with team if this completed at some point



Mars_cratersMars craters databaseRobbin's crater databaseJacobsUni

√ Completed to entire dataset
√ finalize s_region for plots in Aladin
√ Check descriptions

√ Check s_region again (they have changed)

Reworked by Markus, 2020. Test service for MOC footprints

To be completed with revised version from GEOPS

v2 direct, with mixinvoparis-gitlab
Mars_craters_LagainMars craters database, Lagain et al 2020Robbin's crater database revisedJacobsUni


Still needs adjustments for consistency with Mars_craters

Revised version of bd at GEOPS, paper submitted to Icarus (2019).
Untimely published, then removed until publication of paper. Restored 2021

v2 direct, with mixinvoparis-gitlab
Craters with diam > 40 m from HIRISE images, equatorial regions onlyJacobsUni?


17M craters!
Need to check access speed
Try and synch with publication, end 2019?

USGS_WMSPlanetary maps from USGSEPN-TAP access to WMS serverJacobsUni

√ Check data access
√ Check descriptions

Model for GIS-VO bridge (WMS)v2 direct, with mixinvoparis-gitlab
planetServer_CRISMCRISM/MRO cubes

Imaging spectroscopy of Mars, WMS access

(planetServer version)


√ Check data access
√ Check descriptions
√ Description agreed with PDS geosciences, 2019

Completed to entire dataset (again)
Remove wvl parameter ? Add a file via datalink

Model for GIS-VO bridge (WCS) and QGIS plugins (working in May 2017)

Changed name according to review board request, 2019 (formerly CRISM)

v2 direct with mixin from Toulouse 2016 workshop, then updatedvoparis-gitlab
hrsc3ndHRSC/MEx nadir images of MarsHiRes imaging of Mars, WMS access
> 4000 images, nadir only, complete coverage @10 m resolution
Frei Univ, Berlin (Sebastian Walter)


√ Provide coefficient for calibration in radiance and reflectance

√ Provide min/max viewing angles ?

Uses mixin + PDS grammarFrom Roscoff 2017 surface workshop

M3 / CHANDRAYAAN-1 cubes

Imaging spectroscopy of the Moon, WMS access

(planetServer version)

Finalize, ingest (many) data
√ Description agreed with PDS geosciences node, 2019

Changed name according to review board request, 2019 (formerly M3)

Off-line after publication, TBC

Partial version on-line, Jan 2018. Then unpubished because of a server issue, unclear (on planetServerside?)voparis-gitlab
PlanmapGeological maps from the Planmap H2020 programmeMaps with annotations, often in pdf, with contours and rasters.JacobsUni


√ Final review.
Need to identify data products


Pangaea-X 2017 data

Various measurements on planetary analogue environmentJacobsUni


Finalize, ingest other data
First assessment with drone images, model for TA field campaign data.
AMADEE18Analogue mission to Mars in OmanAnalogue mission to Mars in Oman.
Field study, should be ~ similar to Pangaea-X


Contact at EPSC 2018 through A. Frigeri. Declined workshop in 2019


Imaging spectroscopy of MarsOMEGA/MEx spectral cubes in calibrated format. Non-PDS files (IDL binaries)IAS/PSUP

√ Review details, optimize format
VESPA 2018 Prague workshop
omega_mapsMineralogy spectroscopy of MarsMineralogical maps from OMEGA analysis, fits formatIAS/PSUP

√ Review details

Optimize format

√ HiPS version of OMEGA maps available from Aladin treeVESPA 2018 Prague workshop
Dawn VIRImaging spectroscopy of Vesta and CeresDawn/VIR spectral cubes of Vesta and Ceres (data only, no geometry available)IAPS/Rome + ASI


Review details

Identify ivoID of provider

Provides labels through datalink

Lunar cratersLargest lunar crater db with simulation

From Öhman 2015? - only an abstract

Simulations / computations, rather than observations



(exercice in DaCHS for François)

Waiting for original providers to agree on publication

Most parameters are apparently not high quality enough to be published, TBC but this still provides a list of lunar craters with size

voparis-gitlab (on voparis-tap-sandbox)
Lunar craters

Catalogues from published papers are available at USGS: 

- Robins

- apparently more complete - TBC:



Pick up the best one 

Various db from Brown University
see here
Provide as list of catalogues?

IRS / Mariner 6/7 obs of Mars

Spectroscopy of Mars

Convert data files to integrated VOTables & add to PDS3 native format (like IKS)Older/historical dataset… but seems unique and only distributed on a personal web site. Then, it's PDS3…

ISM / Phobos-2

Imaging spectroscopy of Mars


PDS3 labels to be split?Older/historical dataset… but only distributed on a lab web site (IAS). Then, it's homemade PDS3…

Mars Pre-TharsisMars topo simulationsSimulated mapsGEOPS (installed on IPSL / ESPRI)


In 2021; v2 compliant

Only 2 maps

Catalogue of planetary mapsHistorical maps of all kinds



From an Xcel file, parsing is difficult but feasible. Include extra images and photographs.

To be finalized

Many different formats, including archived web pages; each entry has many images. Forwarded by Nigel after EPSC 2018 Press notice.
• Selected for Rome workshop, 2019 

Mars geologyLimits of units on Mars

From Tanaka latest global map?
See file SIM3292_Global_Geology.shp
- but we want it split in connected units (they are actually contacts, or overlayed surfaces)



Actual info is s_region contours + region properties.

Granules should be connected units to make it efficient

Use case = in association with crater databases, for dating


There is a placeholder called mars_geological_map under PADC/planeto


Spectral db from MESSENGER MASCS

Deliverable in EPN2024

DLR, d'Amore


Draft with spectra included in epn_core table, OK with TOPCAT - very heavy

Unclear what is the difference wrt to MeSS service at ESA…



Coal Ignition Geophysical Research

Underground thermal profiles on Earth

IGF-PAN/ Warsaw, Poland.  Ciechowska


Conversion to VOtable

VESPA 2023 Graz workshop


AMMyAbandoned mine mystery

Electric resistivity and magnetic profiles on Earth

FVW / Warsaw, Poland. 



VESPA 2023 Graz workshop


Relational db of (selected) spectra from MESSENGER / MASCS, from ESA / LESIA collabS. Besse, A. Doressoundiram, O. Barraud


Initially proposed by C. Lantz (related to IAS service on Simbio-SYS), descoped later by the team.

Should be open anyway within end 2024.

Mercury craters 
Published db, in support of BepiColombo. From Herrick, R. R. et al. (2018), Supporting info (2 tables of craters, 1 for pairing) ~ 30,000 cratersLESIA?


use same columns as Mars_craters

Mercury hollows
Published db, in support of BepiColombo. From 

Thomas et al., 2014a), supplementary material:



Not very large, but can be completed in the future. 
No boundaries / contours in this paper

Solid spectroscopy


PDS spectral lib

Laboratory spectroscopy of mineral samples, in support of CRISM/MRO, on PDS Geosciences node

Originally named pds_speclib, renamed at PDS geoscience request



√ Define (spectral) extension to describe minerals. Can be enlarged with other open mineral spectroscopy db - either in the same service or separately, this is mostly a political decision

Big issue with grain size, source is hill-formed

√ To be studied with SSHADE & DLR emission database & external contributors.
Uses mixin/CSV grammar

Beware that the database is now deprecated on PDS side, replaced by the complete RELAB database

• Changed name at PDS geoscience request, 2023 (formerly pds_speclib)

Draft from Graz 2017 VESPA workshop. Assessment for other lab spectroscopy services.voparis-gitlab
BRSLBerlin Reflectance Spectral LibraryLaboratory spectroscopy of mineral samples in support of VIRTIS/RosettaDLR, Kappel / Henckel


√ Finalize, review

Publish (policy issue at DLR)

Uses mixin/CSV grammarDraft from Graz 2017 VESPA workshop. Assessment for other lab spectroscopy services.


(perhaps not the latest version, TBC)

PSLPlanetary Spectroscopy LaboratoryLaboratory spectroscopy of mineral samples in support of MERTIS/BepiColombo, and more (in emission)DLR, Helbert / Maturilli


Publish (policy issue at DLR)

Potantially the first Europanet TA database

Uses mixin/CSV grammar.

Uses DaCHS Docker version

VESPA 2018 Prague workshop

Spectroscopy of ices and minerals. A set of ~ 20 evolving databases (including GhoSST).

Alternative access to SSHADE service from VESPA interface. Focus first on reflectance spectra?

Grenoble, IPAG


√ Spectro / sample descriptors required. Need to check/request new UCDs.

First Europanet TA database published.

Regular update required - connection to primary db.

Make it usable in CASSIS and SPLAT-VO (OK for spectra)

Draft from VESPA 2018 Prague workshop, finalized end of programmevoparis-gitlab
HOSERLab / Planetary Spectrophotometer Facilitypspecf

Large spectral library (in XLS files)

Ed Cloutis, Winnipeg Univ.


Parse Xcel files: metadata, then spectra

To be finalized - try on 1 pyroxene file, this is inferno ;(

Contacted at EPSC2018.

Rome 2019 workshop

voparis-gitlab (under PADC/planeto for some reason)

Magnetospheres / radio

AMDACDPP AMDA DataBaseAMDA Planetary Plasma databaseCDPP, Toulouse



√ check server
√ Check descriptions,
√ Check data type handling (returns results for spectrum, but only dynamic_spectrum included?)
√ Add param saying if data are in the magnetosphere, solar wind, or both

Regular connection to APIS

Updated to v2

Support for long time series (HAPI interface)

Redesigned Dec 2022

APISAuroral Planetary Imaging and SpectroscopyAurorae images/spectra data base (HST)PADC, Paris

√ Check descriptions

? access_url should point to spectra, not to images of spectra (spectra are under native_access_url)

Reference for EPN-TAP extension to auroral data. Get data selection from Hisaki service, reformatted (Nov 2017)

New data from Cassini UVIS, oct 2019

updated to v2, then refreshed (no mixin)



Nancay Decameter Array observation database

Jupiter decametric radio observations from Nançay.
Part of JUNO-Ground-Radio Observation Support.

Solar data added in 2021




Check descriptions
√ update target name

Daily updates.

(formerly JupiterDAM then NDA, then RoutineJupiter)

Extended to solar data, March 2021 ~ 2x content (but nb of granules reduced with datalink)

√ Updated to v2, to be tested

√ Something to fix about datalink

√ Dec 2022: Added NewRoutine and Mefisto data

RadioJoveAmateur radio observations of Jupiter


Finalize, check descriptions
Initial (draft) version has been unpublished in 2021 because of sparse content; should be reinstalled on the US side

Updated to v2

Will be replaced by several services from PDS/PPI

Access to UCL Magnetodisc model output.UCL, London


√ Add radius as parameter

Add new simulations?

Distribute data both in matlab and netCDF format

Work on tool connection for reading / visu

First model in v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshopvoparis-gitlab
Access to UCL Jovian thermosphere modelUCL, London


√ Check service

KronosCassini radio data


Part of MASER services

Name to be changed

IMPEx_EPN20Db from IMPEX simulation tree

FP7 programme

To be replaced by LatHyS

Graz, IWF


√ Resurrect, update
√ Fix data access! - some data at FMI were removed (actually not accessible)

Enlargement in AMDA studied during Graz meeting

 Retired in 2022 after server crash 

updated to v2

Will be replaced by Lathys service in LATMOS


More Impex dataHybrid simulation db
(used to prepare BepiColombo mission)
LATMOS, Modolo / Cecconi


Restarted in 2022, to be finalized in fall 2023

VExMAG_EPN20Dataset from MAG/Venus-Express

Venus-Express legacy

Dataset is included in the PSA

Graz, IWF


√ Resurrect, update

• Content is entirely included in PSA, no additional info in this early draft

• Retired in 2022 after server crash — was duplicating the PSA anyway 

updated to v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop
IitateHFIitate Radio Telescope HF data of JupiterPart of JUNO-Ground-Radio Observation SupportIitate / Tohoku Univ, Japan

√ Fix issue with server & updates

Fix formatting issues

Data is updated every night, after daily observation

(formerly called Iitate)

Updated to v2, being tested

New update in 2023

HisakiHisaki E-UV observations of Jupiter, Venus and moreFrom Hisaki JAXA mission, Exceed instrumentTohoku Univ, Japan

Finalize, add calibrated data
√ APIS extension compliance (May 2017)

√ Some non-compliances corrected (Dec 2017)

But some remain

Regularly synchronized with APIS (from Nov 2017)

Updated by periods; latest ones not accessible (proprietary)

Test service, v2 direct
KHTMMHD instabilities at 67P/C-G
IAPS, Rome, Ivanovski
Adapt coordinate system to something more std
First model in v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop


A Transplanet model of magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling at Earth, Mars, and Jupiter (simulation runs)IRAP, Toulouse


√ To be populated? (last data are from 2015)

From PSWS WP, 6/2017
cpstasmcpstasmEarth magnetosphere measurements by CLUSTER, correlation matrix.
Cluster data in CDF format, to be processed with iPECMAN tool. Requires new UCD to be defined (spectral matrix). Output (also CDF) to be visualized in Autoplot. Das2 protocol to be added on top
IAP, Prague


Reviewed & published
VESPA Prague workshop 2018, finalized during Rome 2019 workshop


thmsmSpectral matrix data from the Earth magnetosphere obtained by the THEMIS satellites. Same interface as cpstasmIAP, Prague


Reviewed & published
From cpstasm service, after Rome 2019 workshop


MarsExpress / MARSIS

MARSIS radar measurements, atmosphere onlyU. of Iowa, SwRI

Handle times series with Autoplot and das2server (with changing resolution)VESPA 2018 Prague workshop
ASPERAMarsExpress / ASPERA data
U. of Iowa, SwRI

Handle times series with Autoplot and das2server (with changing resolution)VESPA 2018 Prague workshop
PDS PPI — name TBDMESSENGER and Maven dataSelection of data collections from PDS PPIUCLA + U. of Iowa, SwRI

Dec 2022: 168 services drafted! - check impact on portal etc…Started during VESPA 2020-21 on-line workshop
LOFAR-FR606Coordinated Decametric observations from LOFAR station in Nançay (nb FR606)Part of JUNO-Ground-Radio Observation SupportNançay

LOFAR_JupiterLOFAR observations of Jupiter,

Measurements under 2 different polarization directions

  • there is also a lofar_jupiter_raw.epn_core table on the server - what is this?
CBK-PAN, Poland


 netcdf files

To be renamed 


Graz & Prague workshops 2017/18voparis-gitlab
RWCalertsSpace weather test serviceForecast of Solar-geophysical activity and propagation conditions to EarthCBK-PAN, Poland
 VOeventsEarly try, probably non compliantGraz & Prague workshops 2017/18

Warsaw ionogrammes scaled by Autoscala software.

CBK-PAN, Poland



(to be enlarged to other instruments on site)

Coordinated Decametric observations from Ukraine T-shaped Radiotelescope-2. Part of JUNO-Ground-Radio Observation SupportInstitute of radio astronomy NASU / RINANU. Kharkiv, Ukraine


Workaround solution for public data installed in Japan, still not functional.
File formatting issue (TBC)
Still distributing raw binary data files (4000+ files, 2GB each), no previews yet.
 (to be enlarged to other instruments than UTR2 on Kharkiv site)

First model in v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop.

Updated May 2017 with mixin/custom grammar

Coronas-F satellite measurements (time series in cdf) - charged particle fluxes in the Earth’s magnetosphere from orbit.




Files load in TOPCAT
VESPA 2018 Prague workshop
Mag models

Magnetosphere models of Mercury and Saturn, using IMPEx architecture




VESPA 2018 Prague workshop
LWA1Coordinated Decametric observations from Long Wavelength Array 1 Part of JUNO-Ground-Radio Observation SupportOwens Valley, New Mexico, USA

MASERSet of services and tools for radio astronomy/planetary

Initial data services:
voyager_pra: restoration of Voyager Planetary Radio Astronomy data
ExPRES: simulations
Cassini-Jupiter: Cassini/RPWS data products  
RadioJove (above)

ObsParis, LESIA, Cecconi


First 3 services reviewed and published, more to comeMarch 2019voparis-gitlab
ILOFARFrom Irish LOFAR antena

data are not available otherwise

Also related TFcat service

DIAS / Ireland


VESPA 2023 Graz workshopvoparis-gitlab


Encyclopedia of Extra-Solar PlanetsEncyclopedia of Extra-Solar PlanetsCompilation of published dataPADC


√ EPN-TAP descriptors reviewed (April 2017)

√ Further improvement in July 2018, with links to detailed information on web site

Reference for EPN-TAP extension to exoplanets and celestial objects

Check with exoplanets DM to come.

Updated to v2, TAP output checked.

Need to rebuild with mixin and DaCHS2


Simulations of topography of Exoplanets (maps)

GEOPS (installed on IPSL / ESPRI)


ExoclockExoclockGround based transits, support to ARIEL missionUCL, A. Kokori


Exoplanets Transit DatabaseETDWeb site in Prague, including amateur data.
We've been contacted at EPSC 2020
Prague, Filip Walter


Need to study the situation first of all

TauRExRetrieved atmospheric composition

Data from publications, available on github + VizieR:

UCL / Ingo Waldmann


Info available, to be formatted

ARTECSdb of climate simulationsDeliverable in EPN2024 INAF-OATs, Ivanoski


VESPA 2023 Graz workshopvoparis-gitlab

Solar physics


Heliophysics Feature Catalog type 3 radio burstsSolar feature catalogues (from HELIO program)PADC
Check descriptions and links, fixes required

√ Updated to v2, testedvoparis-gitlab


Heliophysics Feature Catalog active regionsSolar feature catalogues (from HELIO program)PADC


Check descriptions and links, fixes required

UCD of HFC1 must be reviewed√ Updated to v2, added footprints (MOC)voparis-gitlab


Heliophysics Feature Catalog ?Solar feature catalogues (from HELIO program)PADC


SPASESPASE registryList of SPASE servicesPADC



Iitate Planetary Radio Telescope Solar Data

Solar radio observationsIitate / Tohoku Univ, Japan

Populate? (expected regular updates, TBC)
√ Fix issue with server

(Formerly called pparc_r)v2 direct, to be tested
Images of the photosphere and low corona with two coronagraphs (on H-α, He I, Fe XIII) and two telescopes (on H-α, Ca II)IRAP, Toulouse
Evolving data content, runs smoothlyNeed to rebuild with mixin and DaCHS2First model in v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop, then updatedvoparis-gitlab
BASS2000BASS2000 (Paris)


Upgrade required (July 2019)

Updated to DaCHS2, 2021

Regular updates, OK

First draft in May 2017.

Published May 2018


Solar images from SDO
Fits images (compressed internally, won't load in SAOimage/ds9) - maps with a specific projection (HPC)

Published under DaCHS v1Cross study of GAIA-DEM with BASS2000 and related services, TBD

Started at VESPA 2018 Prague workshop, advanced draft in April 2019, updated and published 2021

Additional content  in 2022


Synoptic maps of the corona in the extreme-UV (EUV), built from series of SoHO/EIT observations


Draft for DaCHS v1

Issue with waveband vs messenger?

√ Reviewed 2021, approved by team
name TBDSunspots
Coronal holes
2 services at Royal Obs of BelgiumROB


One with 2 tables, TBD
VESPA 2020-21 on-line workshop, started in advance

Radio Solar Database

=> nrh & orfees

Nançay Radio Solar DatabaseFrom Nançay data, split in separated services.
Will start with NRH and ORFEES services in Nançay


Design VO interface. Make it consistent with other projects in the field

Existing draft for NRH and ORFEES, 2022

Being reviewed (4/2022)

Currently on

to be moved

eCallistoeCallistoWorld-wide network of Solar radio spectrographs Windisch (Switzerland), Csillaghy


Issue with support of some million rows from DaCHS through the portal - async access is recommended in this case - TBC

Issue with datalink under DaCHS2, TBC

VESPA 2019 Rome workshopvoparis-gitlab
RHESSIRHESSISolar Spectroscopy imager from a NASA mission, 2002-2018 Windisch (Switzerland), Csillaghy


Using local mirror of data

IRIS_ObsInterface Region Imaging Spectrograph Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph. NASA mission, 2014+Windisch (Switzerland), Csillaghy


Q regarding data access.

THEMISTHEMIS observatory data

Archive of solar data from THEMIS telescope in Canary Islands. Fits files available here:



Study extraction of metadata from headers, and format compliance.

Check if format is consistent along time. 

Check completeness of dataset

Older version (in Tarbes) used a tricky DM, check if this may be adapted to EPN-TAPLegacy data in Paris, 2020
Coronal holes
Sunspot drawings
Sunspot groups
3 solar services

3 solar services: 
Spoca provides automated detections from images

ROB / Brussels, Delouille


In review, 2023

From 2021 on-line VESPA workshopvoparis-gitlab

Generic / interdisciplinary

BDIPBase de Données d'Images PlanétairesHistorical planetary images in Meudon (ground-based)PADC / LESIA (Drossart, Henry, Cecconi)

√ Rearrange data products (jpeg vs fits), add previews, + check descriptions (from local db)

Compute pointing (mostly phase) + Fix image orientation?

Enlarge contents (other existing digitized images)

Phase angle can be retrieved from Miriade, other parameters more difficult (time of day not always available)

Orientation is more difficult, should be reconstructed from images.

Updated to v2, to be tested.
Sept 2017: rebuilt with mixin / grammar, queries LESIA database in SQL during ingestion.
PlanetsMain characteristics of planetsFrom IAU / Allen reference data, very simple and short table - adapted to tutorials, as it provides a very simple example. Beware that different versions coexist for this reasonPADC / LESIA

√ Declare properly in registry (issue with referenceURL field)

To be enlarged with satellites info (see below)?

(In Feb 2016) best model for UCDs / param (with IKS) & q.rd file.

Test service, updated to v2 in 2016.

Updated to mixin/grammar Dec 2017

Add datalink to Miriade? (OK in test, Jan 2018) - could be at the moment of query.

MoonsPropExtension of planets service to natural satellitesTable of orbital / rotational characteristics, from Satellites info compiled and maintained by IMCCEPADC / IMCCE


Milestone 79 in EPN2024

• Need to check name / definition of new EPN-TAP parameters, in particular rotational ones which are also used by other services

• Updates could be performed from a web page, like DynAstVO (much less frequent though)

Drafted at time of 2023 Graz workshopvoparis-gitlab
Amateur imaging of giant planets + Mars/VenusPlanetary Sciences Group, UPV/EHU, Bilbao

√ SQL trigger to handle new data coming in.
√ Finalize EPN-TAP access
√ Register

√ Fixed issue with corrections after ingestionFirst model in v2 from Toulouse 2016 VESPA workshop
spectro_planets Planetary spectraLow res, global spectra of planets and satellites. References for ground observations, provide only 1 or 2 typical spectra/object (from selected archives). Includes historical data of interest LESIA, Erard


√ Identify sources; currently THN library + USGS + IRTF + JSNU + occasional LESIA data

√ Convert files to documented VOtable, not fits (for use in CASSIS) - this is tricky in some cases

√ Collect complete info from original papers

Add ephemeris from Miriade in the table (or datalink to Miriade)?

See interoperability with Planets service.

Spectral calibration unchanged, not homogeneous - but solar spectra provided also

2020: several alt versions including ephemeris data in table

voparis-gitlab (should be reorganized in branches)


(name TBD)

 Planetary spectraExcerpt from Polarbase, from IRAP, Glorian


Very similar to spectro_planet in scope

Proposed by Jean-Michel Glorian, Jan 2020. Started during VESPA 2020-21 on-line workshop

Up in Dec 2022

IRTF_OrtonIR telescopic images of JupiterImages from IRTF, Hawaii, in support of JunoPADC/LESIA, Cecconi


√ Get metadata from fits headers, call Miriade to compute ephemeris


Can be used as template for collections of poorly documented observations, will retrieve ephemeris parameters on the flyV2 draft version
† Cassini ringsCassini CIRS ring dataAssessment study of EPN-TAP services and VESPA infrastructure for Cassini derived data services to come.
Final implementation depending on strategy at mission level
JPL (Connell, Brooks)

Was an assessment study at JPL, dropped in 2018 From Graz workshop, 2017
Juno imagesFrom Juno spacecraft cameraNo geometry available?U. of Iowa, SwRI

Content already available in PVOL, with geometry? TBC

VESPA 2018 Prague workshop

PSAESA's Planetary Science Archive

Complete archive published early 2018.
Currently distribute files & labels in a zip with dataset documentation.

Only ~ 6 Mfiles among 18 in 2018 (Rosetta RPC filtered out - this slowed down the first draft, and provided no usable information)

Difficult on ESA side to retrieve description parameters: PDS/EPN-TAP correspondance is very much dataset dependent.

Madrid, ESAC


Get parameters from files/datasets?

Identify a better way to access detached labels (datalink?).

Fix modification date

v2 direct started in 2016. Uses ESA non-DaCHS server (TAP library), apparently with modifications (new fct ivo_hashlist_has not available)
HST_planetoHST planetary dataData of planets, dwarf planets and satellites (no asteroids) from HST. Calibrated & derived products. Data and thumbnails at CADCPADC & CADC



√ Data selection is tricky…

√ Target name, instrument & detector name, obs type are controled and fixed

Data description still to be improved? (multiple targets, etc) + path to files is obscure…

• Add asteroid spectra? May be included in spectro_asteroids

Includes ephemeris data via datalink

Daily updates.

Fom Victoria Interop meeeting, 2018

Redesigned 2021

JWST_planetoJWST planetary dataUse the same CAOM data model as HST


Should be easy from CADC with CAOM description, TBC (but something to tweak)

May be merged with HST, TBC

VizieR planetoVizieR catalogues = B/Planets

Table linking Solar System-related catalogues in VizieR (query to a web service returning one or more VOtables).

Initially 1400+ tables identified from keywords, regularly growing (~ 200 more /year)

CDS & ObsParis


• Access tricky to handle in the portal: "B/planet", requires specific handling mode

• Check description & parameters, complete a minima for publication

√ Solved issue: Support for lower cases and hash-list in Vollt server.

√ Remaining issue with value list handling

Will only provide access to existing tables - but most of them when displayed on VizieR include links to additional data files (not always). So this service will be best accessed through the portal.

• Need to agree upon an update procedure (will require manual check of description)

First draft 2019. 
Extended description of catalogues started May 2021, completed Nov 2022

(under Vollt, not DaCHS! + initial name = B/Planets_epn_core)

CSV only (no rd file)

CDPP alertsSolar wind predictionsServer of VOevents from PSWSIRAP/CDPP, ObsParis

Missing parameters in VOevent standard - needs to specify where the event orginates from

• Name to be changed

Pb with events versus conditions - format TBCVESPA 2018 Prague workshop
CDPP alerts - detectionFireballs, etcServer of VOevents from PSWSIRAP/CDPP, ObsParis


Missing parameters in VOevent standard - needs to specify where the event orginates from

• Name to be changed

Pb with events versus conditions - format TBCVESPA 2018 Prague workshop
meteor_showersPredictions, on planetsServer of VOevents from PSWS.
From simulations of ejection of cometary material + propagation in Solar System
ObsParis, Vaubaillon


√ Reviewed. Finalized during Rome 2019 workshop.

Check format of VOevents.

from PSWS. Reviewed during Rome 2019 workshop
HerschelESA's Herschel archive for Solar System objects

Extract from global archive? Only standard products, ie raw and pipeline (TBC)

Alternative is to connect the complete ESAsky catalogue - SSOs are identified from ephemeris search, not from catalogue entries

Madrid, ESAC


EPN-TAP parameters ~identified - restrained in this case

(To be done on their side)

Evaluation by Baptiste: easy to do but requires optimization of target identification + data files are not standard fits cubes - how should they be handled?

Assessment study, Jan 2020 
PARSECEuroplanet 2024 telescope network

Archives from 25 small telescopes open to amateur observations, in NA2

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland


Markus has a solution  to retrieve pointing from astrometry analysis (need RA, Dec, orientation) - then use Skybot to identify solar system targets?

VESPA 2023 Graz workshopvoparis-gitlab
T1m Pic du Midi, images

IMCCE, Colas

Would still be very nice!
First need to make fits headers uniform.
Distribute raw images and make it a collaborative service accepting submission of calibrated products?
May require to hire a post-doc to check & process everything

• But get data first of all!
• Other parameters probably required, e.g. camera orientation in focal plane

 Ephemeris can be called during ingestionUse with EPN-TAP2 mixin (fits grammar) & call ephemeris from q.rd
Opposition of Mars 1994
Processed images from Pic du Midi: calibrated & projectedLESIA, Erard
May be used as a first demo of complete T1m service

Opposition of Mars 1999, HSTHST images from J. Bell

PDS GeoSciences Node has a dataset of 1999-2001 opposition images and cubes in fits + geometry & projected versions.
More elaborated version than the HST archive/HST_planets service, reformatted: projected and include i/e angles. Fits files, provided with PDS labels.

~ 500 images, each in cylindrical and orthographic projection + cubes grouping series of 12 related images for each projection & incidence/emission angles.


Demo for use of images + coordinates planes (include only cubes?)

Congruence with HST_planets

Should be included in HST_planets?

Pb: file extensions are not "fits", so they won't open automatically

Titan ground based observations
Historical work from the 90s only?LESIA, Henry
First, recover data on old machines (from M. Combes).
+ Also see with Athena if she has derived data to distribute
On-going recovery project at ObsParis

Stellar spectra 

Vis / NIR from IRTF

Vis from ESO


See also at ESO + KuruczSupport for observations, use with pipeline to scale magnitudes. Include links to Simbad whenever possible
on voparis-gitlab
† Planetary images from OHP student's obs?


Not favorite: unprocessed, sparse, and  planetary content is limited

Paris library drawings


Outreach only

(TBC)?Database of images and simulated data to test processing methodsIPAG, Sylvain Douté


Data exist, to be completedThink about new data

(TBC)?List of codes available on-line for Planetary ScienceParis ???


Could be based on IDIS resource list from FP7 - has to be cleaned up and modernized though. Can be TAP, but not EPN-TAP.
• Or instead, use github of OpenPlanetary (ideally, that should be in the IPDA registry…)

Potential issue with maintenance.

Would help for computing on demand system

missions_ipdaSpace mission dataset

Database of datasets available, interfacing the IPDA web site (static pages):

ObsParis, Erard


Would be more useful in this form. 

Draft limited to Mars missions.

The issue is with irregular format in static tables (plus many links in some instances), and maintenance of content.

on voparis-gitlab

eso + nasa star spectrums for calibration



special characters in stars names + not well filled description tables in original website

  • No labels