Orbit@home was a BOINC-based distributed computing project of the Planetary Science Institute. It uses the "Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation and Analysis"[1] framework to optimize the search strategies that are used to find near-Earth objects.

On March 4, 2008, Orbit@home completed the installation of its new server and officially opened to new members. On April 11, Orbit@home launched a Windows version of their client. On February 16, 2013, the project was halted due to lack of grant funding.[2] However, on July 23, 2013, the Orbit@home project was selected for funding by NASA's Near Earth Object Observation program. It was announced that Orbit@home is to resume operations sometime in 2014 or 2015.[3] As of July 13, 2018, Orbit@home is offline according to its website, and the upgrade announcement has been removed.

See also


  1. ^ ORSA - Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation and Analysis. Retrieved on 2011-02-20.
  2. ^ "orbit@home is upgrading!". Orbit.psi.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  3. ^ "orbit@home is upgrading!". Orbit.psi.edu. Retrieved 2014-07-06.

External links

  • orbit@home website