communication mediumProceedings of 15th Symposium on Advanced Space
Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA 2019)
Due to public funding, most planetary missions, terrestrial or extrater- restrial, are obliged to provide access to data products that are created by their various instruments. Retrieving data from long running mis- sions can be cumbersome, while recent missions show an effort towards presenting and hosting data in the most accessible way, for instance, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission . We can expect similar dissem- ination efforts for the upcoming ExoMars and Mars2020 missions, however, it is unlikely to have such a streamlined access promptly after the downlink. Further, instrument products, such as images, are only the first step in scientific workflows. They are typically followed by derived products, such as panoramas or 3D reconstructions, and then follows analysis and annotation through members of various instrument teams and planetary science disciplines. We identified three gaps in current tool chains: (1) There is no tool that shows products from all instruments of a rover mission and potential derived products in their cant game-changing advance in investigating and exploiting planetary science data for the ExoMars Rover mission and beyond.