An important aspect of the IMAGE program is its completely open
data set. There will be no
proprietary rights or periods.
Within 24 hours of data acquisition by the Science and
Mission Operations Center (SMOC) at the NASA Goddard Space
Flight Center, data will be available through the world-wide
from the IMAGE
Data Delivery System.
The data will include an orbital plot plus images from each
instrument on a two-minute time scale, which can be viewed as a
movie over any selected time period. In addition to these images,
the complete set of science data will be held on line at the National
Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) at Goddard. There, a full set of
data processing and analysis software will be available for
download along with the data. In this way, the space science
community will have the same access to the data as the IMAGE
science team will have.