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Suborbital campaigns serve as a key component of the integrated observing system of the atmosphere by linking satellite observations and surface measurements, as well as probing atmospheric phenomena critical to climate change and air quality issues. These suborbital campaigns often deploy many instruments on different platforms, including aircraft, ships, sondes, mobile, and ground sites, to collect necessary data to gain fundamental understanding of the atmosphere. The instrument payloads of the field campaigns are designed to provide detailed and comprehensive characterizations of the targeted processes. The data products, therefore, tend to encompass a wide, complex array of variables and sampling techniques. The distinctive nature of the measurement variables commonly associated with suborbital data necessitate a suitable approach to data ingest, archive, discovery, and distribution.