NASA’s Satellite Situation Center (SSC) API gives users access to a wide variety of tools and data related to space sciences including: space physics data, data for rockets and satellites, data concerning heliophysics and several others. The SSC API was created by the NASA/GSFC Space Physics Data Facility (SPDF) and the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) with the express intent of helping to promote collaborative research across disciplines. SSC's primary purpose is to track and predict geocentric spacecraft location while also providing a variety of relevant empirical data, mappings, and data analysis.
A few thousand satellites are orbiting Earth at the moment, providing communications, navigation, and gathering data such as Earth imagery. Developers wishing to create applications that connect to these satellites should check out ProgrammableWeb for APIs. Here are the top ten on our list.
Sixteen APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Internet of Things, Credit Cards, Health, Blogging and Wearables. Featured today are three APIs from Capital One, that were announced earlier today. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.