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The first image of a black hole

The first image of a black hole
This week, the world had a first view of the ground-breaking discoveries brought forth by Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) – an international scientific collaboration aiming to create a virtual Earth-sized telescope. The images of the event horizon of a black hole were constructed from data gathered by observatories all over the globe. Guest article written by Andreea Volosincu, Wind River.
12th April 2019

Single board computer deployed on JAXA’s GOSAT-2 mission

Single board computer deployed on JAXA’s GOSAT-2 mission
Another successful flight of its SCS750 Single Board Computer (SBC) on the Second Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT-2) has been announced by Data Device Corporation (DDC). Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and JAXA successfully launched H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 40 (H-IIA F40,) which encapsulates the GOSAT-2 satellite, on October 29th, 2018 from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center. 
1st April 2019

Will space be the final frontier for Newbury Electronics' PCBs?

Will space be the final frontier for Newbury Electronics' PCBs?
Not content with supplying prototype PCBs for everyday designs and developments, some of Newbury Electronics recent boards are being used in the development of a space borne GPS receiver. This is the latest in a string of projects that the company has completed for Dr Ben Kieniewicz, Founder and Director of European Engineering & Consultancy (EECL). 
18th March 2019


A story for the science books and a legacy of success

A story for the science books and a legacy of success
This blog post kicks off a space and astronomy series that follows Wind River missions and technologies that are shaping the views of modern science today. This month follow the remarkable mission given to Opportunity, the last one of the rover twins. Guest blog written by Andreea Volusincu, Wind River.
18th February 2019

Flexible cables head into outer space

Flexible cables head into outer space
Custom-designed, flexible cables from Intelliconnect (Europe) have been successfully launched into space as part of VESTA-1, a 3U nanosatellite technology demonstration mission. VESTA-1 was manufactured for Honeywell under funding from the UK Space Agency.  
15th January 2019

The time u-blox took a trip to space

The time u-blox took a trip to space
For a few seconds, everyone at the SwissTech Convention Center (EPFL) held their breath as the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket of Spaceflight SSO‑A: SmallSat Express mission took off towards low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC‑4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, USA. The rocket’s payload included a CubeSat nanosatellite designed by Astrocast, a prototype to test the 64‑satellite constellation the Swiss company intends to seed into orbit to provide a global communication satellite network for remote IoT and M2M applications.
4th January 2019

The final frontier for the IoT

The final frontier for the IoT
From hospitals, cars and offices to fitness trackers, smart homes and connected factories, there’s really no limit to the number of industries or applications that the Internet of Things can reach. Anything, anywhere, has the potential to be connected to the IoT through smart devices like wearables. Anywhere…even off the planet.
20th December 2018

OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks
Following on the recent success of the InSight probe’s Mars landing, VxWorks  is once again enabling an interplanetary first – an asteroid sample return mission. On 3rd December 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Guest blog written by Tim Skutt, Wind River.
20th December 2018

12 everyday devices that originated in space exploration

12 everyday devices that originated in space exploration
Innovation is a critical driver of economic growth. It is crucial that companies and states invest in new technologies to gain a competitive advantage. To highlight the importance of interdisciplinary and creative thinking, cleantech news portal Clean Technica, has published research analysing inventions that have been adapted for commercial use following their origin in space travel.
30th November 2018

Important milestone in Mars journey

Important milestone in Mars journey
On 26th November, the NASA InSight Lander, with the help of Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), reached an important milestone in its journey to Mars, as InSight begins a 12,300mph descent to the red planet. With the Insight lander’s avionics system based on VxWorks, this NASA mission brings the Wind River RTOS back to Mars once again following the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity mission in 2012.
26th November 2018


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DSEI 2019
10th September 2019
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