[meteorite-list] Mars Rover Spirit Restored to Health

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:31:20 2004
Message-ID: <200402040202.SAA10845_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

> What type of operating system or machine language environment is being used?
> How many megabytes is the total flash memory's capacity?

The operating system is VxWorks, a real-time Unix operating system. It was
also used on the Sojourner rover. I've programmed on VxWorks before, and it
is a nice operating system, though I admit I have a Unix bias. Most of the
rover's software is in C. The flash memory is 128 MB.

Ron Baalke
Received on Tue 03 Feb 2004 09:02:21 PM PST

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