"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
"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..."