SPIF has over a hundred thousand images returned from the United States planetary exploration program. The collection encompasses images from the earliest Ranger photographs of the Moon through the most recent data returned by Cassini for Phoebe and Saturn and the Mars Exploration Rovers.
In addition to hard-copy photo products, SPIF has selected images stored on magnetic tapes and CD-ROMs. There are also meteorites, spacecraft models, globes, maps, and an ever-growing collection of press release photos available for viewing.
SPIF has a computer system that allows rapid searching and selection of available images, and image display and processing software on many different platforms available for users to view and enhance planetary images. An analog videodisc system allows users to take an initial quick look at many of the images. Eventually, digital images from virtually all missions will be available on CD-ROM, most of which will include quick-look "browse" versions of the full images. Other equipment at SPIF include microfiche viewers, a VHS videotape system, light table, stereo viewers, and a hookup that can provide access to the NASA Select satellite channel.
A list of what we have on hand: