#7. Breaking Ground

Last edited on 2023-03-31 Tagged under  #space 

Here are this week's 3 links worth exploring:

  1. Public and private back-to-the-Moon ventures are proliferating. How will we balance the competing opportunities of technological innovation, scientific exploration, and creating profitable new markets? Breaking Ground collaborates with the various stakeholders to craft open source resource management policies that can work both in space and on Earth: https://breakingground.space/

  2. Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) is a US-French environmental satellite launched in 2006 to study the role of clouds and aerosols in regulating Earth's weather and climate. VOCAL (Visualization of CALIPSO) is a community project that combines visualization of CALIPSO data and database management: https://nasa-develop.github.io/VOCAL/

  3. USGS Astrogeology Science Center has created the Integrated Software for Imagers and Spectrometers v3 (ISIS3), a digital image processing package used to manipulate imagery collected by interplanetary missions. Key feature is the ability to place different types of data in the correct cartographic locations on extraterrestrial bodies: https://github.com/USGS-Astrogeology/ISIS3

Quote of the Week: "The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space - each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision." — Randall Munroe


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