NASA, Politics, Cloud Computing
I worked on an EOS mission and data retrieval from ESDIS was never easy or fun, but it was possible.
We has internal work arounds, including having a gigantic storage cache so we wouldn't need to use ESDIS. Nonetheless, this seems far worse.
It may look attractive to cut govt facility and employee costs. At NASA scale, contracting labor was silly,, "cloud computing" is downright ridiculous.
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