Linux is powering the infrastructure behind a distributed global network hosting images of the current Mars Rover and the European Space Agency’s recent Rosetta comet chaser mission.
Linux brings Mars Rover images to earth vnunet.com
Linux set for Mars landing vnunet.com
The control centre is ready and a big Christmas celebration is expected when, or if, the UK’s most ambitious scientific project, the Beagle 2 Mars Lander, makes landfall on Christmas Day. In true British low-budget fashion, a single Linux-based workstation at the Lander Operations Control Centre (LOCC) is being used to send commands and receive vital data from Beagle 2.