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Overview of the NPS Spacecraft Architecture and Technology Demonstration Satellite, NPSAT1

  title={Overview of the NPS Spacecraft Architecture and Technology Demonstration Satellite, NPSAT1},
  author={James Horning and Daniel J. Sakoda},
This paper describes the overall design of NPSAT1, a low-cost, technology demonstration satellite which hosts a number of experiments. The command and data handling (C&DH) subsystem is built on commercial, desktop PC architecture, and standards-based specifications. Combining PC hardware and a PC/104 interface bus with the robust Linux operating system software offers a means of addressing the uncertainty and difficulty of managing space systems software. NPSAT1 will also demonstrate the use of… 
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