PSP Yearly Attitude History Kernels

The Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission is providing a full set of SPICE kernels for use with the mission data. If you are unfamiliar with SPICE kernels, please see the JPL Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) SPICE page, available at URL: NAIF offers a set of tutorials and access to the SPICE software at the left of the webpage.

File Naming Convention - spp_nom_yyyymmdd_yyyymmdd_vNNN_###_ yyyymmdd_yyyymmdd.bc (where the yyyymmdd pair defines the time span of the file, and the NNN is the version number)

Description - This kernel contains the long-term attitude for the PSP spacecraft. The kernel is produced by the PSP mission.


The form below allows to download either a selection of files, or all files in the form of a single zip file. Alternatively, you can right click on the single file, and select "Save Link As"; this allows the download of a single unzipped file

Available PSP Yearly Attitude History files files for Parker Solar Probe

  • File with name spp_YYYYDDD-YYYYDDD_att.bc contains the mission long attitude file, It is generated on a monthly basis. The 2 dates indicate the included start and end date for the given data file.
  • File with name spp_YYYY_doyDDD_att.bc contains the attitude history for the current year from the beginning of the year to the indicated DOY. This is generated on a daily basis.
  • Files with name spp_YYYY_att.bc contain attitiude history for the previous years.

Select FileFile NameFile Size
spp_2023_doy153_att.bc 14.01 Mb
spp_2022_att.bc 36.18 Mb
spp_2022_doy320_att.bc 31.62 Mb
spp_2021_att.bc 36.18 Mb
spp_2021_doy364_att.bc 35.96 Mb
spp_2020_att.bc 208.88 Mb
spp_2020_doy365_att.bc 208.29 Mb
spp_2019_att.bc 33.25 Mb
spp_2018_att.bc 12.73 Mb