"Sounds like an interesting project for the students involved. Am a little surprised that other universities chose not to use rad-hardened chips."
Eldredge, actually most of the innovation and researches are happening in top universities. Similarly all other colleges and universities has to be funded properly either from federal/statement or private companies, to convert their labs to research centre. Students have the best mind and ideas; if somebody will be able to guide them properly, amazing results can be obtained.
Rich, wonderful and hats off to those students at university of Stuttgart. It shows that how students are looking for technology at various application levels. As of now in satellites only onboard chips are using for various data calculation and analysis, onboard computers are first of its kind.
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