Making Things More Reliable - Everywhere

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Helsinki, 23 March, 2005 — Making Things More Reliable - Everywhere

Space Systems Finland is one of Europe’s leading space applications software providers – and has provided high-reliability software solutions for many of Europe’s most ambitious space missions over the last 15 years. The company focuses on mission-critical solutions in areas such as onboard software and autonomy, processing control environments, and pseudolite navigation systems.

Space Systems Finland is one of Europe’s leading space applications software providers – and has provided high-reliability software solutions for many of Europe’s most ambitious space missions over the last 15 years. The company focuses on mission-critical solutions in areas such as onboard software and autonomy, processing control environments, and pseudolite navigation systems.

Spacecraft-embedded control and guidance software, known as onboard software, is responsible for all the functions critical to the success of a mission: managing spacecraft operations, thermal control, telecommunications, command operations, and attitude and orbit control.

Onboard software must be able to operate reliably and efficiently with computer hardware that has limited capability compared to personal computers, and cope with problems caused by the extreme conditions of the space environment.

The design, implementation, and testing of this type of software is a major challenge, therefore, as any system failure can have major repercussions and prove very expensive.

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