The Minor Planet Center (MPC) API is a web service through which users can access data on minor planets. The MPC database includes information on asteroids and comets such as, name, type, observational data, and orbital calculations. The MPC database is also regularly updated to incorporate new discoveries or observations.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Astronomy, Big Data, Air Travel and Logistics. Also new to the directory are some SDKs, including one for Motion Shadow human body motion capture system. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.