Lower Cost and Higher Scalability
Reuse of existing data system components demonstrated cost saving for OCO and SMAP. ACCE provides sharing and commoditization of computing resources and enables pay-by-the-drink concept which reduces cost and promotes seamless scalability.
Reduction of Risk and More Focus
An airborne Instrument team no longer has to worry about computing issues and will be free to concentrate on instrument innovation and science experiments. When airborne instruments are ready for spaceborne, the data processing environment will be a direct plug-in to the mission. Science Data System data distribution and archiving will be more systematic and uniform for future data analysis activities.
Airborne instrument team has more mobility to access data and information wherever they are located