|Lunar Data Analysis Program (LDAP)
|The ROSES 2022 Lunar Data Analysis Program (LDAP) Appendix C.8
|Notice: Proposals submitted to this program will be evaluated using a dual-anonymous review process. Proposals must be prepared according to the guidelines in Section 2.2 of this Program Element and in the associated "Guidelines for Anonymous Proposals" document under "Other Documents" on the NSPIRES page for this program element.
|This program element continues to solicit proposals via a two-step proposal submission process described in Section 2 of C.1 The Planetary Science Division Research Program Overview.
|Mandatory Step-1 proposals are due December 1, 2022, and Step-2 proposals are due February 23, 2023.
|The Lunar Data Analysis Program (LDAP) program funds research on the analysis of data from lunar missions for lunar science investigations. The overall objectives of LDAP are to: enhance the scientific return of lunar missions conducted by NASA or other space agencies; broaden scientific participation in the analysis of lunar mission data sets; and fund high-priority areas of research such as those that support planning for future lunar missions.
|LDAP supports LDAP lunar science investigations that use publicly available (released) lunar data from at least one mission. Data from Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) deliveries will be eligible, once those data are publicly available. Additional information about NASA and other lunar missions can be found at NASA’s National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC).
|Proposals to LDAP must include a lunar science investigation.
|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 (LADEE)
PDS Cartography and Imaging Science Node (Clementine, M3,LCROSS, LRO, Kaguya, Chandrayaan-1)
PDS Geosciences Node (LCROSS, LRO, Apollo, Clementine, Chandrayaan-1, GRAIL, LP, Kaguya)
PDS Small Bodies Node (Deep Impact, LADEE)
ARTEMIS data at Berkeley
|Ancillary data (SPICE files) can be obtained from the PDS NAIF Node
|Additional information about NASA and other lunar missions can be found at NASA’s National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) at: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/planets/moonpage.html.
|Lunar mission data used in LDAP 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 Step-2 proposals. Spacecraft data that have not been placed in such archives may not be proposed for use in LDAP investigations. The calendar of record for data released in the PDS is the PDS Data Release Calendar
|Proposals submitted to this program element must include a Data Management Plan (DMP; see program element C.1, Section 3.7). A Strategy for writing a good data management plan for a ROSES proposal is available on the PPI website.
|Data products produced by funded LDAP investigations must be made publicly available, following the guidelines described in Section 3.7 of C.1 Planetary Science Overview ("Data Management Plans and Archiving").
|The proposal must include a letter from the manager of the appropriate PDS data node. For additional information, refer to the PDS Proposer's Archiving Guide at https://pds.nasa.gov/home/proposers/proposing-programs.shtml.
|Proposals submitted to this Program Element must follow all formatting requirements that are described in program element C.1 and Section IV(b)ii of the ROSES Summary of Solicitation.