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LinuxWorld Australia: New Satellite May Put Linux in Space

Jul 24, 2004, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

"Linux may be an operating system synonymous with a flightless bird, but if some Sydney research students have their way, it could be orbiting the Earth controlling a space satellite within two years.

"The Bluesat microsatellite is a joint project of the Mechanical, Electrical, Telecommunications, and Computer Systems engineering departments at the University of New South Wales. The students have spent several years designing a 10kg microsatellite, including its structure and flight computer..."

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