Our software titles were designed with education in mind. As a non-profit funded by NASA public outreach grants, one of our primary missions is to educate the public about Earth and space science. The target audience for nearly all of our products are students from 3rd - 8th grade, but they can certainly be enjoyed by any age. The two main software applications are Earth Update and Space Update which have evolved over 10+ years to become extremely robust and in depth learning tools for the classroom or museum experience. These two products complement each other and perfectly illustrate the slogan of Space Update Inc., "Earth Views Of Space And Space Views Of Earth".
Space Update - Earth Views Of Space
A suite of four applications that together explore space science beyond the reaches of Earth. Astronomy Update covers stars, galaxies, nebluae and much more. Sky Tonight shows the stars overhead any day of the year for your latitude. Solar System Update explores our local planets, comets and asteroids. Space Weather investigates aurora, solar flares, and magnetospheric physics. Also included is our Tic·Tac·Toe game ready to challenge you with what you've learned. Each application can run stand-alone or together as a complete package.
Earth Update - Space Views Of Earth
A suite of five different applications that each focus on a different "sphere" of Earth science (Atmosphere, Biosphere, Cryosphere, Geosphere, and Hydrosphere) using spaceborne satellite observations and Earthbound remote sensing. Each can run as a stand-alone application or together as a cohesive interlinked library of knowledge. It features numerous real-time images and movies that can be updated from the internet with a single click to view "today's data".