This is the third release of public release of software and code used by NASA (the first one was in 2014), with a 154 page document with all the info and a dedicates web page managed by the Technology Transfer Portal.
The software is free of charge, but it has different access restrictions, depending on licence, nationality and use.
From the catalog:
- General Public Release: For codes with a broad release and no nondisclosure or export control restrictions.
- Open Source Release: For collaborative efforts in which programmers improve upon codes originally developed by NASA and share the changes.
- U.S. Release Only: For codes available to U.S. people only, with no further transfer of the software allowed without the prior written approval of NASA.
- U.S. and Foreign Release: For codes that are available to U.S. people and (under special circumstances) persons outside of the U.S..
- U.S. Government Purpose Release: For codes that are to be used on behalf of the U.S. government:
- Project Release: For use under a contract, grant, or agreement.
- Interagency Release: For use by U.S. government agencies.
- NASA Release: For use only by NASA personnel and contractors.
Top 7 Software Codes by NASA
- Schedule Test and Assessment Tool (STAT), v5.0 (Business Systems and Project Management – General Public Release (request link)): Is a schedule management software add-in for Microsoft Project scheduling application. The software provides the automated capability to quickly identify, quantify and report numerous types of critical schedule assessment data for management use.
- Knife, v1.0 (Design and Integration Tools – U.S. Release Only (request link)): Is a library that calculates the boolean subtraction of arbitrary watertight triangular polyhedral in order to make near-field sonic boom predictions.
- Project Cost-Estimating Capability v2 (Business Systems and Project Management – General Public Release (request link)): Software used to develop cost estimates/models for space systems.
- GNSS – Inferred Positioning System and Orbit Analysis Simulation Software (GIPSY-OASIS) (Operations – U.S. Government Purpose Release (request link)): Widely used for geophysical and global positioning system research.
- WinPlot Graphical Display System (Data and Image Processing – General Public Release): Is a powerful desktop graphical analysis tool that allows to generate displays of unrestrictive amounts of data.
- Orbital Debris Engineering Model (ORDEM) v3 (Environmental Science – General Public Release (request link)): Offers flux as a function of debris size and year.
- OVERFLOW 2: Overset Grid Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Flow Solver with Moving Body Capability (Design and Integration Tools – U.S. Release Only (request link)): Is a computer code for simulating viscous, compressible fluid flow about complex aerodynamic configurations. It includes the capability for simulating multiple moving bodies acting under prescribed or aerodynamically forced motion.