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DPRG: Sojourner's brain...

Subject: DPRG: Sojourner's brain...
From: Sean Jones shain at noln.com
Date: Thu Jul 17 10:52:57 CDT 1997

Hello,

Also, the programming in the bot only vost $300,000 dollars.  Wich realy 
isn't that much.

Sean

Roger Arrick wrote:
> 
> You wrote:
> >
> >On Thu, 17 Jul 1997 17:33:42 -0500 (CDT) you wrote:
> >
> >>As far as I know, radiation hardened is not off-the-shelf.  That's
> the
> >>reason the 8085 was choosen.
> >
> >I guess you're right - I couldn't find it listed in my Digi-Key
> >catalog!  Oh well, the important thing is that they went with
> >existing commercial products rather than having the stuff custom
> >designed just for this spacecraft.  VxWorks at least is easy to
> >get - they've got a web page at http://www.wrs.com
> 
> I agree.  Looks like NASA does a good job using "standard" computing
> hardward as long as there are space-ready versions available.  You
> would think a big organization with so much $ would take the ivory
> tower approach and try to build their own from scratch.  Maybe we
> should keep NASA and scrap all the other agencies?
> 
> Roger.
> 
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