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Introduction to the Space Physics Analysis Network (SPAN)The Space Physics Analysis Network or SPAN is emerging as a viable method for solving an immediate communication problem for the space scientist. SPAN provides low-rate communication capability with co-investigators and colleagues, and access to space science data bases and computational facilities. The SPAN utilizes up-to-date hardware and software for computer-to-computer communications allowing binary file transfer and remote log-on capability to over 25 nationwide space science computer systems. SPAN is not discipline or mission dependent with participation from scientists in such fields as magnetospheric, ionospheric, planetary, and solar physics. Basic information on the network and its use are provided. It is anticipated that SPAN will grow rapidly over the next few years, not only from the standpoint of more network nodes, but as scientists become more proficient in the use of telescience, more capability will be needed to satisfy the demands.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Green, J. L.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Peters, D. J.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1985
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:86499
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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