STScI Projects List by Category
CPT Database Support
Database Support is an ongoing
effort leveraging DESI's database
expertise to enhance STScI's
DADS Distribution Redesign
The Distribution redesign is a project to modernize the DADS software architecture specific to data distribution. In addition to removing the distribution dependency on VMS, this project will decrease the time it
takes users to retrieve data through a more robust system, caching data, allowing
operators to set priorities on requests, and allowing users to select specific files from datasets.
Observatory Monitoring System
The Observatory Monitoring System (OMS) is designed to monitor the engineering telemetry collected on board the spacecraft.
The On-The-Fly-Reprocessing (OTFR) system provides archive users with the
latest data processing features including updated calibration algorithms and
keyword updates, as well as the latest, most optimal, calibration reference
files. The OTFR system, built on the OPUS architecture, recreates calibrated
FITS format data from the raw science telemetry for each archive request.
ESS Test Center
The ESS Test Center provides a
centralized location for testing
STScI software on diverse platforms
and Operating Systems.
Two Gyro Science (TGS) refers to the mechanisms and methods that HST
will use to continue to schedule science observations in the event that
only two working gyros remain onboard.
Astronomer's Proposal Tools
APT is a java-based tool used by astronomers to craft HST Phase 1 and
Phase 2 observation programs. It provides graphical input of observing
parameters and feedback about observations similar to that provided by
RPS2, including timing, scheduling, and target visualization.