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Coolest places you will find LINUX directing operations

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This list of interesting Linux uses is by no means exhaustive. I just picked linux uses that interested me and I hope you will find it interesting too. Most of the picks came from You can check it out and see their cool stuff.

1. Spacecraft Embedded Control Computer

FlightLinux is a customized copy of a standard Linux distribution, adapted to the unique environment of a spacecraft embedded control computer. The first instance of FlightLinux will be on the 80386EX processor of the currently in-orbit UoSat-12 spacecraft, of Surrey Space Technology, Ltd (UK). As a basis, we are currently using the ELKS distribution, due to its small size. We will migrate to BlueCat Linux from LynuxWorks, and add real-time features as required. Custom device drivers will address the unique aspects of the spacecraft architecture.

2. Linux-based lunar rovers

[Updated Sept. 16] -- Two Linux-based lunar rovers are on maneuvers -- and Internet webcams -- this week in the Arizona desert near Meteor Crater. The maneuvers are related to a NASA project tasked with developing extra-vehicular activity (EVA) hardware and procedures for planetary surface exploration.

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