SSHADE Databases: SOSYPOL

SOlar SYstem analogues database POLand

Solar System Dynamics and Planetology Group (SSDPG) - Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences (SRC-PAS), Warsaw, Poland*

  • Scientific Manager: Joanna Gurgurewicz
  • Database Manager: Joanna Gurgurewicz
  • Data Providers: Daniel M├Ęge

* This database started its development at Planetary Geology Laboratory (PGL) - Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS-PAS), Research Centre in Wroclaw, Poland


SOSYPOL is a database on spectra of analogue materials of Solar System solid body surfaces, collected to help interpreting spectra obtained by various space missions. Currently the samples studied are various altered basalts and mixtures of ice and organic matter (tholins). The spectroscopic technique used is visible, near-infrared and mid-infrared reflectance. The spectra are collected in simulated environmental conditions, ambient conditions, as well as during field campaigns.