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 web 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.

Jim Burch
IMAGE Principal Investigator

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