NASA’s Photolibrary SRPIF A.Coradini

A photo of SRPIF.

The SRPIF (Southern Europe Regional Planetary Imaging Facility) A. Coradini is an archive of images, maps and other data of our Solar System hosted in Rome (Italy) in the ARTOV Area (Area di Ricerca di Tor Vergata), maintained by INAF-IAPS of Rome. The photolibrary was established in Rome by NASA in 1983 and is  part of a network of similar, international libraries all around the world. In 2014 it was dedicated to Angioletta Coradini, italian planetary scientist who disappeared in 2011.
Our archive includes images and other data from almost all of the NASA planetary missions since the 1960′s, covering all the planetary bodies in the solar system which have been surveyed to date by spacecraft. The data is on different supports, ranging from digital images to very rare publications that cannot be found elsewhere.

At the moment the SRPIF A. Coradini can only be visited on request. Please contact info [@] for more information



Director: Priscilla Cerroni (INAF-IAPS)
Data Manager: Livia Giacomini (INAF-IAPS)

For more information, please contact us at info[@]


The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility worldwide

The NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility is an international system of planetary image libraries, was established in 1977. These facilities maintain photographic and digital data as well as mission documentation and cartographic data. Each facility’s general holding contains images and maps of planets and their satellites taken by solar system exploration spacecraft.
These planetary image facilities are open to the public. The facilities are primarily reference centers for browsing, studying, and selecting lunar and planetary photographic and cartographic materials. Experienced staff can assist scientists, educators, students, media, and the public in ordering materials for their own use.
There are 16 RPIF around the world: 9 in USA and 7 in other countries.

For additional information about the RPIF system, visit