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Off-Topic => Off-Topic - Tiny Tux's Corner => Topic started by: PDP-8 on February 20, 2021, 02:28:54 AM

Title: NASA/JPL helicopter running Linux
Post by: PDP-8 on February 20, 2021, 02:28:54 AM
Interesting - the recent mission to Mars includes a small helicopter that will fly pre-determined paths.  JPL's own software running under Linux is in control.  Check the last paragraph.

https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/aerospace/robotic-exploration/nasa-designed-perseverance-helicopter-rover-fly-autonomously-mars

Running the Qualcomm Krait 32 bit cpu...

Title: Re: NASA/JPL helicopter running Linux
Post by: NewUser on February 21, 2021, 09:20:40 PM
I wonder then if Perseverance runs on XP?   :)
Title: Re: NASA/JPL helicopter running Linux
Post by: PDP-8 on February 25, 2021, 01:46:41 AM
I believe Perserverence herself runs on VxWorks, but the copter and EDL cameras are Linux:

https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/23/perseverance_landing_video/

There's a link describing the EDL cameras there too - much over my head, but still...