IPDA Endorsement of PDS4

The IPDA after conducting a series of reviews and prototypes using early releases of the PDS4 data standards during the 2011-2012 year endorses the use of the PDS4 data standards within the IPDA member agencies for future missions. It also recommends the incorporation of the IPDA findings into the next release of the PDS4 data standards currently scheduled for September 2012. The IPDA recognizes that existing missions, designed under the PDS3 data standards, will continue to operate with the PDS3 data standards.

Approved by IPDA Steering Committee, July 13, 2012, Bangalore, India.