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Friday, July 18, 2008

New delayed-access repository of space data

Manoj K. Das, Storehouse of space data, The New Indian Express, July 17, 2008. (Thanks to Subbiah Arunachalam.)
Joining hands with a global initiative to build up science data, India is setting up a huge repository of space information which will be made available free to all universities and scientists across the world. ...

The whole volume of data [from Indian exploration projects] will be maintained online. It will be made available after a lock-in period of 18 months during which access will be allowed only to Indian space scientists.

Once they complete their scrutiny, India will host it on a website that can be accessed by anyone. ...