NASA Launches Open Source Projects

#Computers

Sat, Jan 7th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On January 6, NASA launched their code.NASA website, allowing you to finally download some of their software projects, such as the General Mission Analysis Tool -- in case you ever needed a trajectory optimization and mission analysis system -- or the International Polar Orbiter Processing Package (IPOPP) -- which will enable you to "process, visualize, and evaluate National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) Sensor and Environmental Data Records, which is a necessity for the Direct Readout community during the transition from the Earth Observing". I'm clearly not smart enough.

Today we are launching code.nasa.gov, the latest member of the open NASA web family. Through this website, we will continue, unify, and expand NASA?s open source activities. The site will serve to surface existing projects, provide a forum for discussing projects and processes, and guide internal and external groups in open development, release, and contribution.

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