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Object Name Description
alias The alias object provides a method of identifying alternate
array The ARRAY object is provided to describe dimensioned arrays
articulation_state The ARTICULATION_STATE object provides values for articulation
band_bin The BAND_BIN group provides a mechanism for grouping keywords that
band_suffix The BAND_SUFFIX group provides a mechanism for grouping keywords that
bit_column The bit_column object identifies a bit string embedded in a
bit_element The bit_element object identifies a bit string embedded in a
catalog The CATALOG object is used within a VOLUME object to
collection The COLLECTION object allows the ordered grouping of
column The COLUMN object identifies a single column in a data
container The container object is a method of grouping a set of
coordinate_system The COORDINATE_SYSTEM object provides coordinate system values for
data_producer The DATA_PRODUCER object is used within a PDS object, such
data_set The DATA_SET catalog object is used to submit the
data_set_coll_assoc_data_sets This template shall be repeated for each data set associated
data_set_collection The following templates form part of a standard set for the
data_set_collection_info This template shall be completed for the data set collection
data_set_collection_ref_info The following templates form part of a standard set for the
data_set_host The DATA_SET_HOST catalog object contains the identifier
data_set_housekeeping The DATA_SET_HOUSEKEEPING object is used to submit information
data_set_information The DATASETINFO (Data Set Information) catalog object is
data_set_map_projection The DATA_SET_MAP_PROJECTION object is one of two distinct
data_set_map_projection_info The DATA_SET_MAP_PROJECTION_INFO object provides
data_set_mission The DSMISSION (Data Set Mission) catalog object is
data_set_reference_information The DSREFINFO (Data Set Reference Information) catalog
data_set_release The DATA_SET_RELEASE object provides information on the
data_set_target The DATASETTARG (Data Set Target) catalog object is
data_supplier The DATA_SUPPLIER object is used within a PDS object, such
directory The Directory object is used to define a hierarchical file
discipline_description The DISCD (Discipline Description) catalog object is
document The DOCUMENT object is used to identify a particular
ds_map_projection_ref_info The DS_MAP_PROJECTION_REF_INFO object provides references
element The ELEMENT object provides a means of defining a lowest
event The EVENT catalog object is used to submit the information
event_information The EVENTINFO (Event Information) catalog object is completed
event_positional The EVENTPOS (Event Positional) catalog object is completed
event_spatial The EVENTSPAT (Event Spatial) catalog object is completed
field The FIELD object is used inside a SPREADSHEET object to define
file The file object is used to define the format of a file, to
gazetteer_table The Gazetteer table object provides information about the
header The HEADER object is used to identify and define the
histogram The histogram object is a sequence of numeric values that
history A HISTORY object is a dynamic description of the history of
image An image object is a regular array of sample values. Image
image_map_projection The IMAGE_MAP_PROJECTION object is one of two distinct objects that
index_table The INDEX_TABLE object is a specific type of TABLE object
instrument The INSTRUMENT catalog object is used to submit information
instrument_host The INSTRUMENT_HOST catalog object is used to describe the
instrument_host_information The INSTRUMENT_HOST_INFORMATION catalog object provides a
instrument_host_reference_info The INSTRUMENT_HOST_REFERENCE_INFO catalog object is
instrument_information The INSTINFO (Instrument Information) catalog object is
instrument_reference_info The INSTREFINFO (Instrument Reference Information) catalog
inventory The INVENTORY (PDS Data Set Inventory) catalog object is
inventory_data_set_info The INVDSINFO (Inventory Data Set Information) catalog
inventory_node_media_info The INVNODEMEDIA (Inventory Node Media Information) catalog
line_suffix The LINE_SUFFIX group provides a mechanism for grouping keywords that
mission The MISSION catalog object forms part of a standard set for
mission_host The MISSION_HOST catalog object contains the identifier for
mission_information The MSNINFO (Mission Information) catalog object is
mission_reference_information The MSNREFINFO (Mission Reference Information) catalog
mission_target The MISSION_TARGET catalog object contains the name of each
node The NODE catalog object forms part of a standard set for
node_information The NODEINFO (Node Information) catalog object is completed
nssdc_data_set_id This template shall be completed for each PDS Data Set.
palette The PALETTE object is a sub-class of the table object. It
parameters The parameters group provides a mechanism for
personnel The PERSON (Personnel) catalog object forms part of a
personnel_electronic_mail The PERSELECMAIL (Personnel Electronic Mail) catalog object
personnel_information The PERSINFO (Personnel Information) catalog object is
qube The QUBE object is a multidimensional array (called the
reference The REFERENCE catalog object is completed for each
resource_information The RESOURCE_INFORMATION object is used to submit information
sample_suffix The SAMPLE_SUFFIX group provides a mechanism for grouping keywords that
series The series object is a sub-class of the table object. It is
software The SOFTWARE catalog object forms part of a standard set for
software_information The SOFTWARE_INFORMATION catalog object contains the identifier for
software_online The SOFTWARE_ONLINE catalog object contains the identifier for
software_purpose The SOFTWARE_PURPOSE catalog object contains the identifier for
spectral_qube Note that the SPECTRAL_QUBE described here is specifically a PDS
spectrum The spectrum object is a form of table used for storing
spice_kernel The spice_kernel object defines a single kernel from a
spreadsheet The SPREADSHEET object provides a variable-length, delimited ASCII
table The TABLE object is a uniform collection of rows
target The TARGET catalog object forms part of a standard set for
target_information The TARGETINFO (Target Information) catalog object is
target_reference_information The TARGET_REFERERENCE_INFO catalog object is completed for
text The TEXT object provides general description of a file of
volume The volume object describes a physical unit used to store
window The WINDOW object is used to identify an area of interest within an