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.
Lunar crater named after former PRPDC DirectorOn March 16th, 2018, in honor and rememberance of the PRPDC's founding Director, Dr. B. Ray Hawke, the International Astronomical Union-Planetary Nomenclature Committee approved the name "Hawke Crater". Please see our special page describing this crater.
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.
3-D Prints of Planetary LandscapesThe PRPDC has followed Brown University's RPIF's lead, and has started to produce planetary landscapes in stereolithography (.stl) format files for download and your use. You could also visit the Brown RPIF site for to see their data at (Brown RPIF's 3-D Prints). Here is the list of .stl files which you can download from on Hawaii's RPIF site by right-clicking on the file name (note: we have painted our prints, which makes the relief much easier to see):
Earth globe, with 7X topography to match Mars globe
Gale Crater, Mars 5x vertical exaggeration
Hawaii Island Chain, same scale as Olympus Mons DEM
Olympus Mons, scaled to Hawaii Island Chain
Mare Orientale, Moon
Mars, with 7X topography to match Earth globe
Tsiolkovskiy (Moon) landslide (NW rim)