Is Version 3 still available for free?
No. The NASA NASGRO® website was shut down, and Version 3 is no
What improvements have been
made to NASGRO since Version 3.0.20?
Click on the "What's New" pull-down button on the home page. This
provides a list of NASGRO version numbers and links to a "What's New" page
for each version.
How often will new versions be
Complete new versions (with new features & capabilities) are planned for
release once a year.
If we pay $4,000 for NASGRO, what will be the cost of each new version?
Currently, there is a $1,000 "discount" for being a prior customer, i.e., a licensee of the previous version. If you skip a version, the price returns to $4,000.
Will revisions be substantial
improvements or will they sometimes be bug fixes? If a revision is basically a
bug fix, will we be charged for it?
"Substantial improvements" will go into new versions (that you will have to
pay for). Bug fix updates for the current version will be provided at no cost
for the current version.
Who will be developing the
Revisions/improvements to NASGRO are being made by the NASGRO Team, composed
of SwRI, NASA-JSC and Jacobs Technology (a subcontractor
to NASA-JSC and SwRI). These revisions/improvements are being funded by the
NASGRO Consortium participants, NASA, and the FAA.
Is it intended to add
additional material data to NASMAT?
Yes. And we are always looking for sources for additional data!
Who gets to decide what the
improvements to the code should be?
The NASGRO Consortium participants, NASA, the FAA (the funding parties), and SwRI.
Licensees can submit suggestions for improvements to NASGRO by clicking the
"feedback" button under the NASGRO User's Page on the website.
If I obtain a license to NASGRO
8.0, what happens if I decide to not purchase a license for version 8.1 a year
Each NASGRO license is perpetual, you can use it as long as you want. You are
under no obligation to purchase a license for a new version. However, once a
new version is released, support for previous version(s) will be limited.
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