Science Archive

The SOFIA Science Center provides raw and calibrated data for all instruments via the Data Cycle System (DCS) Science Archive. Archival data is publicly available for data that has passed its exclusive-use period and for data from SOFIA's Director's Discretionary Time programs, which have no exclusive-use period. More information about approved DDT programs and currently available DDT data can be found here.

A DCS account is required to search the DCS Science Archive and download data. Register for a DCS account here

Information on transition to IRSA archive:

SOFIA is beginning to transition to using the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) hosted by the Infrared Processing & Analysis Center (IPAC) as its primary data archive. The first release of the SOFIA Archive at IRSA includes FIFI-LS, FORCAST, and GREAT data from Cycle 4 and Cycle 5, and is currently accessible online. By the end of 2019, the second archive release will expand the database to include SOFIA data from all instruments and all cycles.

For tips on SOFIA specific archive searches and taking advantage of IRSA visualization features, check out the video tutorials here

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