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Topic: Software & Computing Systems: Science Data Processing, Analysis, and Visualization
06.03.2009 5:45 PM
Jeff Norris

By Jeff Norris
Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group

Lately my team has gotten excited about the potential applications of cloud computing in mission operations. Cloud computing is a trendy term that generally refers to the practice of running your applications on a set of virtual remote computers typically provided by another organization as a pay-as-you-go service. Many of the strengths of cloud computing are a great fit for mission operations. First, cloud computing nodes can be brought online and taken offline again at a moment's notice to ...Read More on 'Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group'

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Author Bios

Erik Bailey
Guidance and Control Systems Engineering
Julie Castillo
Planetary Ices
Parker Fagrelius
Astronomy and Physics Missions Concepts
Chuck Manning
Microdevices Laboratory
Jeff Norris
Supervisor, Planning Software Systems Group
Tom Roberts
Optical Communications
Ruwan Somawardhana
Spacecraft Thermal Engineering

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