Al B

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The Scheduling and Planning Interface for Exploration (SPIFe) is now available as open source on GitHub at . SPIFe is an integrated planning and scheduling toolkit based on hundreds of hours of expert observation, use, and refinement of state-of-the-art planning and scheduling technology for several applications within NASA. It was designed from the ground up with the needs of the operational user in mind, and it presents unique solutions to a number of problems common in other commercial and homegrown systems. SPIFe has been used on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission, the Phoenix Mars Lander mission, and the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. It also has been adapted as preflight planning and a real-time analysis console tool that supports all phases of planning on the International Space Station (ISS), as well as several other flight projects and analogs like LADEE and NEEMO. The core objective to open source SPIFe is to enable collaboration, and share the software to the outside participation and innovation.