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National Space Science Data Center Coordinated Archive, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Service Provider Description
National Space Science Data Center

Description: -

The National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) provides network-based
and offline access to a wide variety of astrophysics, space plasma,
solar physics, lunar and planetary data from NASA space flight
missions, in addition to selected other data and some models and
software. NSSDC provides access to online information bases about NASA
and non-NASA data at the NSSDC and elsewhere and about the spacecraft
and experiments that generate NASA space science data. NSSDC also
provides information and support relative to data management standards
and technologies.

NSSDC is part of the Space Science Data Operations Office (SSDOO) at
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. The Astrophysics
Data Facility (ADF) and the Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF)
elements of SSDOO are partners with NSSDC in making certain
astrophysics and space/solar physics data and other services available
to the NSSDC user community. NSSDC is sponsored by NASA's Office of
Space Sciences. NSSDC acts in concert with various NASA Discipline
Data Systems in providing certain data and services. NSSDC currently
provides its online data and services free of charge. For offline
support (e.g., replication and mailing of magnetic tapes), NSSDC
charges the incremental cost of fulfilling requests, although small
charges may be waived for the NASA research community. (See website
for further information.)

NSSDC was first established at Goddard Space Flight Center in
1966. Early in its life, NSSDC accumulated data primarily on 7-track
and 9-track tape and on various photoproducts, and all data
dissemination was via media replication and mailing. Starting in the
mid-1980's NSSDC received and disseminated increasing data volumes via
electronic networks. Most network dissemination today is via WWW and
FTP, and most offline data dissemination is via CD-ROM.

System Contact:

Request Coordination Office


Nathan L. James,, +1-301-286-9789
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Ed Bell,, +1-301-286-1187
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
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