The PDS Search API (https://pds.nasa.gov/api/search/) will be down will be down for maintenance for 2-3 weeks beginning May 6, 2024 at 8am Pacific Time. Limited functionality will be released as it becomes available. Apologies for the inconvenience. Please contact the PDS Help Desk if you have any questions.

The Planetary Data System (PDS) is a federated system of nodes that archive planetary science data.

The PDS Application Programming Interface (API) provides a consistent way for planetary science community to discover and share archival data across PDS. This API is one of the cornerstone applications for providing an integrated worldwide data services platform that enables the efficient discovery, dissemination, use and analysis of internationally sponsored planetary science archives.

PDS is willing to develop ReST-ful web APIs for different applications (so far, registry, dois).

These pages document how to access these APIs.

This web site is also available as a PDF document