The Solar System Exploration Data Services Office (Code 690.1) serves NASA Goddard's Solar System Exploration Division as a key interface for coordinating data management and archiving plans within NASA's Science Mission. The Office operates the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) as a permanent archive for data associated with NASA missions that explore the Universe, Solar System, and Sun-Earth System and provides requested management support to the science active archive centers.
In particular, the NSSDC, as the World Data Center for Satellite Information, serves as the distribution center for a broad range of space science satellite data and information. The NSSDC is responsible for the development, maintenance, and operation of discipline-independent inter-operable master catalogs, data standards, and other information services; support of NASA Headquarters with oversight function of preservation; and access to existing and future NASA space science archives.
The SSEDSO also has two active archive functions: (1) development of the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS) and (2) management of the Planetary Data System (PDS). The SSEDSO maintains the necessary in-house expertise to support these and other data service activities, including those related to advanced information and storage technologies for distributed and intelligent data systems. The SSEDSO also conducts programs in education and public outreach. Read more about the SSEDSO.