The Multiple-Mission Instrument Processing Laboratory (MIPL) is a multi-project facility designed to meet requirements that span data engineering, software tools development, system hardware, staffing, and product-based processing and distribution of science instrument data for NASA's family of planetary missions. MIPL was known for many years internally as the Multi-mission Image Processing Lab.


Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is known for its many successful deep space planetary and observatory missions. Much of that success, in the eyes of mission operations and science communities, is due to imagery and other visual products that result from the processing of instrument data. A leading contributor is the Instrument Operations Subsystem (IDS) of the Advanced Multi-Mission Operations System (AMMOS) organization at JPL. IOS provides Multi-mission Tools and Services, often hosted within the MIPL.