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NASA to Unveil Public Accessible Free Software Catalogue

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has broken the ice from its most-awaited software catalogue for the year 2017-2018 in an official event on Thursday. On 2nd July, the US-based space agency wrapped off curtain from its 2017-2018 Free Software Catalogue – loaded with a range of software, tools, and programs. The apps and programs are intended for being used for a broad variety of technical applications- from space emerging exploration missions to typical applications.

In an official event on Thursday, the US-based independent space agency made its new-fangled ‘2017-2018 Software Catalogue’ publically accessible – fortunately with no royalty fee and copyright charges. General people alongside third-party scientists and space enthusiasts can use the programs, tools, and apps for programming and coding a range of space and technical applications said an official of NASA during the launch event.

The 2017-2018 Software Catalogue of NASA seems to be intended for satisfying the interest of both common people and space enthusiasts towards space exploration missions. Moreover, the programs are also designed for being used in technical applications, confirmed NASA in its official release. The catalogue is encumbered with loads of new apps, software, code libraries, and a number of other exotic tools. Through this software suite, one can get better insights into the extraterrestrial missions of NASA, as well as virtually take part in such operations.

In the introductory page of the catalogue, NASA has provided a detailed explanation of programs, inside contents, and its mission of launching the catalogue. All the stuff are written in simple language and hold the complete description about the functionality of the software, tools, and programs.

The fresh and exciting stuff of the satellite includes the app for trouble-free file transfer, simple data integration, programming robots, visualising fluids dynamics problems, tools to make out bigger landmarks on earth and to build drones. The software package also has hosted a number of first-of-its-kind software tools that will enable users to get a broad and clear understanding about the space exploration missions. NASA Software Catalogue also has a high-end code library called LEWICE, which will help users in monitoring, experimenting, and understanding the outcomes of frost on the on-air flights.

There is also another app called ‘Global Reference Atmospheric Models’ which is intended for allowing users to be familiar with the temperature and pressure circumstances of planets like Mars, Earth, Venus, Neptune, and Titan. It also has a Worldview Satellite imagery Browsing and Downloading tool, which will help users to monitor and browse data transmitted from NASA’s operational satellites and to get admission into the snaps right after they are clicked by the satellites. ‘Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems File Delivery Protocol,’ is another tool which is programmed to enable users to download and transmit large files to and from spaceships.

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Kanishk Singh

Kanishk Singh, co-founder, and editor-in-chief at The TeCake, has forayed in the Science and Space for over five years, he enjoys his stint as an editor of several local magazines. He has written several editorials and high-level documentations.

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