Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Open Source Satellite OS
Open Source is finally making it big into space. Not only in delivering data over the internet, helping in processing imagery but powering the core OS of satellites themselves. Terrasar-X, which should be launched today from Baikanur(Star City), is powered by SCOS-2000. An Open OS for satellites developed by ESA. The source is of course not classical open source and is in limited circulation, it still makes news.