Guest Storage Facility

In 2019, the PSA developed a new feature, the Guest Storage Facilty. This consists in an FTP file repository into which scientists from the planetary community can upload and share scientific products valuable for the community.


Scientific products to be hosted in the Guest Storage Facilty should be of interest for the planetary science community, and overall making use or presenting new products from ESA's planetary missions.
The format of the data is entirely up to the data producer choice.
The PSA only require the "Data User Guide" to be provided, the template can be downloaded here.
An associated scientific peer-reviewed publication associated to the products is encouraged

Inquiry to the PSA for storage

Potential data producers should get in touch with the PSA, either through their known contacts, the mission archive scientsist, or here.
After initial contact, the PSA will then contact the data producers to formalize the process and provides credentials for the FTP access to upload the data.
A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) could be assigned to each delivery, this is an optional functionality that is also highly encouraged.

PSA review of the GSF

While the products are looked at by the archive scientists (i.e., not all one by one), no proper full scale peer reviewed scientific analysis are done.

Content of the Guest Storage facility

Title Date Description Product User Guide Missions and/or Targets Point of contact Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
UCL-MSSL_iMars_HRSC_V1.0 February 2019 A high spatial resolution (50m) Digital Terrain Model (DTM) and orthorectified Image (ORI) have been produced for the Martian South Polar Residual ice-Cap (SPRC)for 33 HRSC strips and the associated ORIs at 12.5m. In addition, a 50m DTM mosaic has been created alongside a 12.5m ORI mosaic. For the ORI mosaic, Individual HRSC image strips have been corrected for different surface scattering properties prior to mosaicing Link to the PUG MarsExpress

Jan Peter Muller

Alfiah Rizky Diana Putri


IPGP_Titan_Huygens_V1.0 August 2020 A new digital terrain model of the river networks observed at the Huygens landing site has been computed throughout a tailor made photogrammetric workflow, by using a set of overlapping, newly re-calibrated images acquired by the DISR cameras during the Huygens probe's descent. The resulting DTM (hereafter called IPGP-DTM) provides the best available spatial sampling of Titan's landscape (18 m) and increases the size of the reconstructed region up to 10.3 km². Link to the PUG Cassini-Huygens 

Chloe Daudon

Antoine Lucas

Sebastien Rodriguez


UCL-MSSL_iMars_CTX_V1.0 November 2020 High spatial resolution (18m) Digital Terrain Models (DTM) and (6m) orthorectified Images (ORI) have been produced covering the whole of Mars. The DTM products have been quality-controlled and where, available are co-registered to HRSC level-4 products. Link to the PUG Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Jan Peter Muller

Yu Tao


UCL-MSSL_Mars-CERBERUS_CTX-HiRISE-HRSC_V1.0 April 2021 1m HiRISE and 18m CTX co-registered 3D products (DTMs) and corresponding OrthoRectified Image (ORI) of 25cm and 6m respectively) of a terraced
crater in Cerberus Fossae employed to determine the thickness of lava+water ice overlying the buried streamlined island discussed in the paper. HRSC, CTX and HiRISE co-registered products are cropped over the terraced crater.
Link to the PUG MarsExpress

Jan Peter Muller

Si-Ting Xiong

Yu Tao


ESA-AURORA_67P-GEOMAP_OSIRIS_v1.0 May 2021 This dataset contains geological mapping of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko northern hemisphere. They consist of global maps of the complete comet and regional maps of the individual geological regions. Maps are presented in different versions of the Qunincuncial Adaptive Closed Kohonen (QuACK) map projection. The geological features which have been mapped are also provided as shape files in the format of the Small Body Mapping Tool (SMBT).  Link to the PUG Rosetta

Sebastien Besse

Bjorn Grieger