LinuxDevices: Interview with Beagle-2 Mars Mission's Linux Software Principal Developer
Jan 22, 2004, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"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..."