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Name VICAR (Video Image Communication and Retrieval) Planetary File Format
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/383
Classification Image (Raster)
Description The VICAR image file format is used primarily for storing planetary image data collected by both interplanetary spacecraft and Earth-based stations. Many astronomical and astrophysical organizations use and support the VICAR format. Full specifications available at
Orientation Text
Byte order Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by NASA/Science Office of Standards and Technology
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 09 Nov 2011
Source description  
Last updated 09 Nov 2011
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