We encourage everybody to write software based on or using SpaceAPI, here are a few things that might help you with that.
The directory is essentially just a plain static JSON file on GitHub.
You can access it through directory.spaceapi.io. We will make sure that the static directory will be always reachable under that domain, even if we would switch away from GitHub in the future.
You can also load the file from github directly, but please be aware that we don't have control over it there and your software might break if we ever need to move away from GitHub.
The API is a service for interacting with the directory. By default it returns the directory in the same form as the static file, but filters the list to include only reachable and valid endpoints. Additionally it can give you a lot more information about entries that you might need.
We are constantly developing new libraries and provide types for different languages to help you develop software. Feel free to share and contribute too!
A Rust crate with types that can be used to serialize and deserialize SpaceAPI data.
Get the list of *spaces from the Space Directory and show their details on your terminal. Or query them from your Python software.
Category: space-visualization, directory-visualization, development