Virtual Tour: FAST Operations



Inside the SOC at UCB

  • The Science Operation Center at UC Berkeley is where the snapshot packets are cut into CD-rom format and posted on the FAST website. The web site was created to provide the science team quick access to information products and to provide the scientific community access to science data and general information on the mission.
  • The CD writer here has robotics that hold up to 75 blank CD's; eight copies of each packet recieved are written for distribution to researchers and scientific databases.
  • Each data packet is archived in the SOC according to time and data type in jukeboxes which can hold up to 240 CDs for scientists to access.
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