NASA has released to the public several new computational software designed for space applications meant to support various U.S. sectors.
The agency said Wednesday the software is now available to public, businesses and government agencies for free as part of a repository of over 800 computer programs covering system testing, aeronautics, data and image processing and autonomous systems, among other applications.
The programs are part of NASA’s Technology Transfer initiative, which is aimed at maximizing the public availability of technologies made by and for the space agency.
“By making our repository of software widely accessible, NASA helps entrepreneurs, business owners, academia and other government agencies solve real problems,” said Dan Lockney, Technology Transfer Program executive at NASA.
The two available software are the TetrUSS computational fluid dynamics platform and the WorldWind satellite data visualization tool. Other technologies help users calculate a solar power system’s energy requirements, analyze solar aircraft concepts and compute fluid dynamics for wind turbines.
“The software suited for satellites, astronauts, engineers, and scientists as it is applied and adapted across industries and businesses is a testament to the extensive value NASA brings to the United States – and the world,” said Bill Nelson, the agency’s administrator.
NASA will hold a webinar on July 13 to detail the available software and explain the downloading process.