NASA, the space exploration arm of United States has just published its 2017-2018 software catalog which is the third installment of the software. The software list comes both in hard copy and offline format.
NASA Releases Tons Of Free & Open Source Softwares, Here’s How To Get Them
Well, everyone knows about NASA, the space exploration arm of United States. Well, engineers at NASA write their programs for the benefit of NASA. Most of the programs developed by NASA are open source and are available to the public for free use.
NASA has just published its 2017-2018 software catalog which is the third installment of the software. The software list comes both in hard copy and offline format. NASA released the first edition of its software catalog in April 2014.
Steve Jurczyk, an associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) in Washington, said: “The software catalog is our way of supporting the innovation economy by granting access to tools used by today’s top aerospace professionals to entrepreneurs, small businesses, academia, and industry.”
“Access to these software codes has the potential to generate tangible benefits that create American jobs, earn revenue and save lives.”
Dan Lockney, NASA’s Technology Transfer program executive, claimed that Softwares had played a significant role in NASA’s mission successes and scientific discoveries “Software has been a critical component of each of NASA’s mission successes and scientific discoveries. In fact, more than 30 percent of all reported NASA innovations are software.”
Here is some popular software that has been open sourced by NASA recently:
- Global Planetary Reference Models
- Worldview Satellite Imagery Browsing and Downloading Tool
- Lossless Hyper-/Multi-Spectral Data Compression Software
- NASA Root Cause Analysis Tool
- Video Image Stabilization and Registration
- JPL’s Stereo Vision Software Suite
- What’s Up at Wallops (Android and iOS)
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