Rosetta Data Analysis Program (ROSES 2018)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The objective of the Rosetta Data Analysis Program (RDAP) is to enhance the scientific return of the Rosetta mission and broaden the scientific participation in the analysis of archived data collected from the Rosetta and Philae spacecraft.

Spacecraft data used in RDAP investigations must be available in the Planetary Data System (PDS;, or equivalent publicly accessible archive(s), at least 30 days prior to the Step-2 submission deadline for RDAP proposals. Spacecraft data that have not been placed in such archives are not eligible for use in RDAP investigations. In all cases, it is the responsibility of the RDAP investigator to acquire any necessary data. Investigators are encouraged to contact the archive for assistance in identifying specifics of available datasets. Datasets to be used in the proposed work must be clearly and specifically identified in the proposal. NASA puts no other restriction on the status or condition of the data. However, regardless of the archive(s) used, if the data to be analyzed have known issues that might represent an obstacle to analysis, the proposers must demonstrate clearly and satisfactorily how such potential difficulties will be overcome. In other words, it is the proposer’s responsibility to demonstrate clearly that the public data are of sufficient quantity and quality to achieve the project’s science goals.

Proposals to RDAP must include a science investigation. Proposals to produce a higher order data product that enhances the science return from Rosetta, but does not include a science investigation, should be submitted to the Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools (PDART) Program (program element C.7).


  • Required Step-1 Proposals: Aug. 30, 2018
  • Step-2 Proposals: Nov. 1, 2018




Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

August 30, 2018