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Comparing the FSDK with Open Source Spacecraft Flight Software Frameworks

In looking for solutions to help you develop spacecraft software, there are a variety of options open to you. Some, like the Gen1 Flight Software Development Kit (FSDK), are commercially…

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Satellite Applications: Earth Observation

Nearly a third of satellites currently in orbit are used for Earth observation purposes. They provide us with images from around the globe and help us monitor areas that are…

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Need for Speed: How to Boost Spacecraft Development with Off-The-Shelf Flight Software

One key challenge of most CubeSat mission is the project schedule, which is often tight, meaning that flight software needs to be available early in the space mission development and…

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More Than Just CubeSats: Model-Based Software Engineering in Space

Model-based approach based on components means the platform can be easily adapted to any system that is suited to model-based software engineering. This could be small satellites, robotics, automated space…

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Benefits of Integrated Flight-Ground Software Development

The ground and space segments of a satellite project are often developed independently of each other and at different life cycles of the mission. Find out about an alternative model-based…

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CubeSats: How to Build a Low-Cost Satellite

A CubeSat is a particular type of small satellite that has gained its popularity due to well-defined standards, intended to reduce costs and development effort. Off-the-shelf flight software is one…

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Say No to Vendor Lock-In: Benefits of an Open and Modular Software System

As a service provider, you may want to take advantage of price competition between hardware manufacturers and make your constellations heterogeneous, comprising satellites from different manufacturers with different capabilities. Learn…

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