Linux goes to Pluto

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  1. lowendlinux Contributor

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    It makes sense, its rock solid, small footprint.
     
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    Linux on a rad-hardened MIPS R3000, the PlayStation 1 CPU. Does that make it a live-action space-shooter game? (target Pluto)
     
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    In the link you provided, it only seems to confirm that the data processing servers on Earth are running Linux, it doesn't really seem to speak about the actual spacecraft itself (full quote below). Would be cool to know what kind of OS that runs though.

     
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    Hmm interesting.
    Early Mars missions used VxWorks as the OS. More precisely a Real time OS or RTOS. Very Unix like with a Real Time scheduler.
    I suspect the Horizon may use the same RTOS.

    Appears to be Nucleus RTOS by Mentor Graphics.
     

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