Flight Software

The flight control software is a critical system on the satellite. The flight software runs on the main computer and is central to the operation of the vehicle.

So far I have found two options for free, open source flight software:

  • Kubos
  • Core Flight System

Kubos runs on Linux and seems to be a reasonably mature product with good documentation.

Core Flight System is published by NASA, it runs on RTEMS real time operating system and is a proven product having been used on numerous missions and also seems to have reasonable documentation.

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