Operational Kernels - SPICE
OPERATIONAL SPICE KERNELS
The ESA SPICE Service operates a repository that stores all the SPICE kernel Datasets (SKD) for ESA missions (when available). These kernels are for study, operational and missions or legacy missions and they are/were used for science operations and data analysis by the Science Ground Segments, Instrument Teams and scientists during the lifespan of the mission. These kernels were either generated or were accessible by the ESA SPICE Service.
These kernels are used during the day to day operations of the missions by the Science Ground Segment and the insturment teams and are usually automatically generated by a pipeline. These kernels are recommended for users that fall within the scope of the described applicability of the kernels.
The operational SPICE Kernel Datasets are available via:
- FTP server: ftp://spiftp.esac.esa.int/data/SPICE/
- HTTPS server: https://spiftp.esac.esa.int
- As a Git repository with Bitbucket: https://repos.cosmos.esa.int/socci/projects/SPICE_KERNELS/
- As a zipped directory from the FTP server
The data used for each mission can be found here:
To cite SPICE data produced by the ESA SPICE Service in your publications please use the DOIs indicated in the table.
The original ancillary data used to produce the SPICE kernels (typically original from ESOC) are preserved and are accessible as indicated in the mission specific SPICE kernel repository.