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Orbit@home is a BOINC-based distributed computing project of the Planetary Science Institute. It uses the Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation and Analysis[1] framework to optimize the search strategies that are used to find near-Earth objects.

On March 4, 2008, Orbit@home completed the installation of its new server and officially opened to new members.

On April 11, 2008, Orbit@home launched a Windows version of their client.

On February 16, 2013, the project was halted due to lack of grant funding.[2] However, on July 23, 2013, the orbit@home project was selected for funding by NASA's Near Earth Object Observation program. According the website it is to resume operations sometime in 2014 or 2015.[3]

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  1. ^ ORSA - Orbit Reconstruction, Simulation and Analysis. Retrieved on 2011-02-20.
  2. ^ "orbit@home is upgrading!". Orbit.psi.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  3. ^ "orbit@home is upgrading!". Orbit.psi.edu. Retrieved 2014-07-06. 

Still upgrading: "A new version of the system should be online in early 2014."

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