[Spice_announce] Announcing New NAIF Toolkit: Version N59

Charles H. Acton Charles.H.Acton at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Nov 23 12:35:54 PST 2005

November 22, 2005

A holiday treat from NAIF...

The NAIF Team is pleased to announce the availability of a new 
version of the NAIF Toolkit for all currently supported computing 
environments. This is version N0059. The various FORTRAN, C and IDL 
"flavors" of this new Toolkit are available from the usual location 
in the NAIF web pages:

The "whats.new" file that accompanies each Toolkit describes the 
additions and changes to the Toolkit. Chief among the additions in 
this release is the ability for the C and IDL Toolkits to process 
non-native text kernels without requiring user intervention. 
(Unfortunately this capability is not possible in FORTRAN versions of 
the Toolkit.)

The "README" text file provides instructions for downloading and 
installing the Toolkit packages.

The "dscriptn.txt" text file describes the complete contents and 
organization of the Toolkit package.

As always, this Toolkit is freely offered to the worldwide space 
science and space mission engineering communities. The few rules 
governing its use are posted on the "Rules" page of the NAIF 
website:  http://naif.jpl.nasa.gov/naif/rules.html.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to any of your 
colleagues who could be interested, especially if you are a project 
scientist or similar lead person.

Two SPICE training sessions are expected to be announced shortly: one 
near JPL and one at ESTEC.  Stay tuned!

Thanks to Bill Knopf of NASA's Solar System Division for providing 
the SPICE development funding.  And thanks to the hundreds of 
scientists and engineers around the world whose use of SPICE, and 
whose suggestions for improving and extending it, has made this 
enterprise pretty successful.

NAIF solicits your feedback on how to further improve the SPICE 
system-- capabilities, procedures, training, and new 
applications--within the national and international contexts. NAIF is 
also interested in knowing more about where and how SPICE is used, 
believing such knowledge can help guide the further evolution of 
SPICE. And NAIF appreciates whatever efforts you may find appropriate 
to garner continuing support for further SPICE development.

-- The NAIF Team

The SPICE system has been produced and is maintained by Caltech's Jet 
Propulsion Laboratory under contract to the U.S. National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration.

Charles.H.Acton at jpl.nasa.gov                       Phone (818) 354-3869
Navigation and Ancillary Information Group/JPL     Fax   (818) 393-6388
NAIF website: http://naif.jpl.nasa.gov
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