Welcome to the NASA Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center (PRPDC)

The PRPDC is hosted by the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The PRPDC is one of seventeen Regional Planetary Image Facilities (RPIF) around the world, archiving planetary data that serves the planetary research and education community throughout the Pacific. We strive to provide users of NASA planetary data with some of the latest information about on-going NASA missions, as well as access to these data sets and derived products that help with their interpretation.


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PRPDC Acquires Clementine Documentation!

Thanks to Dr. Trevor Sorensen, who was the Lunar Mission Manager for the 1994 Clementine Mission to the Moon, the PRPDC has now acquired much of the original documentation for this mission. Ultimately we will digitize these materials and make them available on our web site, but for now they are just paper copies. Click here to see the list of materials in our collection.


PRPDC on ThinkTech Hawaii

The PRPDC has teamed with a local technology television channel (ThinkTech Hawaii) and recorded a series of 30-45 minute videos about various aspects of planetary exploration and NASA data sets. Follow these links to watch the videos via YouTube:
Pluto, Comets and Asteroids
Mapping Mars
Join our star parties
The Methane Lakes of Titan
The Methane Lakes of Titan
Launching Next Generation Careers to Space
Planetary Science Research Discoveries
Journey to the center of the Earth
Space Weathering
When magma meets water
Laser spectroscopy
Experimental simulations of planetary interiors
Hawaii as a planetary volcano analog
A new Moon rises
Impact craters and volcanoes on Mars
Value of Space Research to Earthlings
Making common sensors for Mars

Featured Planetary Data Set

Magellan Full-Resolution Images of Venus


Click here to go direct to our description of how to use the Planetary Data System (PDS) web sites at the U.S. Geological Survey (Flagstaff) and the University of Washington at St. Louis.


Featured Planetary Data Set

Curiosity Rover Images of Gale Crater, Mars


Click here to read our description on how to work with the University of Washington at St. Louis's Planetary Data System (PDS) Geosciences Node.


NASA Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center
HIGP/SOEST University of Hawaii at Manoa
Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) Building
Room 544
1680 East-West Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


For More Information:

University of Hawaii NASA PRPDC

Phone: (808) 956-3132

Email: prpdc @ higp.hawaii.edu