𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙭 𝙄𝙨 𝙉𝙤𝙬 𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙨, 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙉𝘼𝙎𝘼'𝙨 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙍𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧
"Past Mars rovers have used proprietary OSes, largely from the software company Wind River Systems. The same is true for the Perseverance rover itself."
"However, NASA settled on the Linux OS for the rover’s helicopter-like drone, Ingenuity, which was built using off-the-shelf parts, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor, a smartphone chip."
Interesting. I worked for Wind River Systems from 2000-2005 as part of their proprietary vxWorks network team. The Mars Pathfinder was their pride and joy. They started to move into the embedded Linux space by the time I left but I don't believe they were ever successful.
At the time, they had a good set of tools (called Tornado) for downloading/booting/communicating with the target machine via serial line or network connection. Seems like a lifetime ago--I'm sure the technology has completely changed.
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