On July 18 at 12:45am EDT, the SpaceX Falcon rocket carried our company’s Gumstix payload into space. Data from this experiment will benefit our understanding of how System on Chip (SoC) technology (the computer chip in our smart phones) can be used effectively in space. Creating space computers that can reliably use these will enable computationally demanding tasks such as autonomy and on-board data processing needed for future space missions.
In the next few weeks, our payload will be mounted to the outside of the International Space Station and we will be receiving real-time data. This data will be published on our website.
For a summary of our program, see this video created by our CASIS sponsor. Our program is described at the 3 minute mark.