NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers a portfolio of software products for a variety of technical applications, free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees. A number of software packages are being presented for release for the first time, says the space agency. Each catalog entry is accompanied with a plain language description of what it does.

Available in both hard copy and online, this third edition of the publication has contributions from the agency’s centers on data processing/storage, business systems, operations, propulsion and aeronautics. It includes tools NASA uses to explore space as well. 

“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,” said Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) in Washington. 

NASA published the first edition of its software catalog in April 2014, becoming the first comprehensive listing of publicly available software to be compiled by a federal government agency, the largest creator of custom code.

You can find a searchable PDF of the software catalog here.

You can learn more about NASA’s Technology Transfer program here.

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