Innovators at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have developed a library of software classes and applications that provide for Web-based, collaborative development of computer programs for planning trajectories and trajectory-related aspects of spacecraft mission design. The components of the Platform Independent Software Components for the Exploration of Space (PISCES) project include Java® software applications arranged in a hierarchy of classes that facilitate the reuse of the components. Notable package add-ons in a recent PISCES update include: development of an orbital maneuver planning application package, development of a rendezvous launch window application, enhanced capabilities for orbital propagation, and a new desktop user interface.
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This technology is being made available through JSC’s Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office, which seeks to transfer technology into and out of NASA to benefit the space program and U.S. industry. NASA invites companies to consider licensing this technology for commercial applications.
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