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LinuxDevices: Interview with Beagle-2 Mars Mission's Linux Software Principal Developer

Jan 22, 2004, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steward Hall)

"Q: Where is Linux used in the Beagle-2 Mars lander project? What kind of Linux are you using?

"The Mission Control Software and Mission Planning Software runs on PCs using the SuSE 8.0 distribution of Linux, at the Lander Operations Control Centre (LOCC) (National Space Centre, Leicester, UK) and the Lander Operations Planning Centre (LOPC) (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK).

"The Mission Control Software is a customization of ESA's [European Space Agency's] royalty-free SCOS [Spacecraft Control and Operations System] 2000 Mission Control System C++ application framework. This is a distributed application set that performs the following functions: Spacecraft telemetry processing, filing, distribution, and interpretation, engineering calibration, Spacecraft warning states and alarms, browsable archive of spacecraft telemetry, command load construction including engineering calibration, released..."

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