Tenth Anniversary of NASA Dawn Launch

Russell Haley russ.haley at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 18:19:29 UTC 2017

I noticed LEON 2 coming up from time to time on this mailing list. Forgive
me because I know only a little about this subject so far. What is the
advantage of running an FPGA/software processor over hardware? Is there an
advantage in space?


On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Joel Sherrill <joel at rtems.org> wrote:

> Hi
> We made a flyer a few years back about the Dawn mission.
> https://www.rtems.com/sites/default/files/Application-Dawn-2011-10.pdf
> Looks like we don't know a lot about the framing camera we know runs
> RTEMS beyond it being a LEON2. I recall that the  Technical University
> of Braunschweig developed the camera but a quick google search only
> found other RTEMS systems they had done.
> More information on any RTEMS application is of interest though.
> Looking for that I was also reminded that I watched the launch on
> the NASA channel.
> On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 7:27 PM, Russell Haley <russ.haley at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> What version of rtems is it running? Can you tell us any of the technical
>> details?
>> Russ
>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Virgin Mobile network.
>> *From: *Joel Sherrill
>> *Sent: *Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:25 PM
>> *To: *rtems-users at rtems.org
>> *Reply To: *joel at rtems.org
>> *Subject: *Tenth Anniversary of NASA Dawn Launch
>> Hi
>> The RTEMS Community doesn't post enough about the successes of their
>> RTEMS applications so I am passing this one along. Today is the 10th
>> anniversary of the launch of the Dawn space probe.
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_(spacecraft)
>> Dawn is a mission to the asteroid belt. We have learned a lot from this
>> mission.
>> Congratulations to those who worked on this mission!
>> --joel
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