|Lunar Data Analysis Program (LDAP)|
|The ROSES 2018 Lunar Data Analysis Program (LDAP)   Appendix C.8|
|The Lunar Data Analysis Program (LDAP) program funds research on the analysis of recent lunar missions in order to enhance their scientific return. LDAP broadens scientific participation in the analysis of mission data sets and funds high-priority areas of research that support planning for future lunar missions.|
|LDAP supports scientific investigations of the Moon using publicly available (released) data. These include the following missions:|
|Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3), Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence, and Electrodynamics of the Moon's Interaction with the Sun (ARTEMIS), Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), Lunar Prospector (LP), Deep Impact Lunar Flyby and Non-U.S. missions: Kaguya, Chang'e 1, Chang'e 2, Chandrayaan-1, Chang'e 3.|
|Step 1 Proposal Due Date||Data Included in PDS by||Step 2 Proposal Due Date|
|Mission data are available from the Planetary Data System (PDS).|
|Data Available at PPI|
|Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)|
|Lunar Prospector (LP)|
|The following sites also have LDAP Data|
PDS Atmospheres Node (
PDS Cartography and Imaging Science Node (M3,LCROSS, LRO, Kaguya, Chandrayaan-1)
PDS Geosciences Node (LCROSS, LRO, Chandrayaan-1, GRAIL, LP)
PDS Small Bodies Node (Deep Impact, LADEE)
ARTEMIS data at Berkley
|Ancillary data (SPICE files) can be obtained from the PDS NAIF Node|
The LDAP program supports research investigations relevant to the scientific interpretation of lunar mission data that are now in the public domain. LDAP supports investigations that use only publicly available and released data. Data to be used in proposed investigations must be available in the Planetary Data System (PDS) or equivalent publicly accessible archive at least 30 days prior to the submission due date for LDAP proposals. Spacecraft data that have not been placed in the public domain may not be proposed for use in LDAP investigations.
Whether from the PDS or another source, if the data to be analyzed are not certified or otherwise have issues that might represent an obstacle to analysis, the obligation is on the proposer to clearly demonstrate that such potential difficulties can be overcome. Likewise, this requirement applies to proposals that make use of planetary data from international missions that do not have their data deposited in the PDS.
LDAP solicits proposals that enhance the scientific return of lunar missions through the use of mission data. All proposals must include a complete science investigation. Any proposal may incorporate the investigation of data from more than one mission. Moreover, data analyses that require the use of older mission data sets (e.g., Apollo, Clementine) are allowable in the context of enhancing the analysis and understanding of the data from the missions listed above. The use of older data sets as complementary/supplementary data sets to the missions listed above for the purpose of creating a needed data product (e.g., maps) for analysis is allowable.
A plan for archiving and making products readily available must be included in any proposed investigation that will result in the production of data products. NASA reserves the option to require the archiving in the Planetary Data System (http://pds.nasa.gov/) of any data products resulting from LDAP selected proposals.
This Program Element uses a two-step proposal submission process described in Appendix C.1, section 2.