NASA Shares Key Software Programmes With Public
- Fariha Khan
- March 3, 2017
Offering a wide software products catalog for various technical applications, NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog. All these apps all free of charge to the public, not involving any copyright fees or royalty.
Stephen Jurczyk, Associate Administrator for NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) in Washington, expressed
The software catalogue 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.
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This edition of the publication is available in both hard copy and online. It has contributions from all the agency's centres on data processing/storage, operations, business systems, aeronautics and propulsion. In addition, it includes a number of tools NASA uses in order to explore space and extend our understanding of the universe.
LEWICE is a programmes included in the new NASA Software catalog which is developed to help study the effects of ice on an aircraft in flight. Numerous software packages are being presented for release for the very first time. Each NASA Software catalog entry is supplemented with a simple language account of what it does.
In April 2014, NASA published the first edition of its software catalog and since then it has shared scores of software programs with individuals, students, industry, as well as other government agencies.
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. We're pleased to transfer these tools to other sectors and excited at the prospect of seeing them implemented in new and creative ways.
Daniel Lockney, NASA's Technology Transfer programme executive stated.