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Missions

The following tables present summary information for each space project involving MSSL as having either flight software, or significant test equipment computer software responsibility. It shows who may be contacted for experience on particular aspects including flight software, Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE), processors, languages, development systems; and demonstrates the breadth of experience embodied in those involved, and the laboratory as a whole.

Instrument and Mission Simulators

Software simulators allow the feasibility of new mission concepts and instruments to be demonstrated and evaluated.  They can be a significant aid to design refinement and provide test data during systems development.

Mission Instrument / Project Launch  Language  OS / platform
  Altimeter       
CryoSat-2 CRYMPS : CRYosat Mission Performance Simulator 2010 C Linux, Mac OSX
HSRRA High Spatial Resolution Radar Altimeter - feasibility study  1999 C Sun Unix
Envisat RA2 Instrument Simulator [RAS] - retracking evaluation study 1998 C, IDL Sun Unix
ERS1 Potential of satellite altimetry over non-ocean surfaces (study) 1990 Fortran Vax VMS
   need to add Astro missions      

Flight Software

The following tables present summary information for each space project involving MSSL as having either flight software, or significant test equipment computer software responsibility. It shows who may be contacted for experience on particular aspects including flight software, Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE), processors, languages, development systems; and demonstrates the breadth of experience embodied in those involved, and the laboratory as a whole.

Mission Instrument Launch  CPUs  Launguages
ExoMars PanCam 2018  Leon Java, UML
Hinode EIS 2006 ADSP21020 C, assembler 
SWIFT UVOT 2003 MA31750a Ada, assembler 
CLUSTER PEACE 2000 T222x2 per satellite occam, assembler
XMM - OM Optical Monitor 1999  MA31750a (DSP56001x4) assembler, Ada, C 
XMM - RGS RGS 1999 MA31750a x2 assembler, Ada
SOHO CDS [CDHS, GIS] 1995 T800x3 T222 occam, assembler
SOLAR-A - Yohkoh SOLAR-A - Yohkoh 1991 NSC800 assembler
ROSAT   1990 NSC800 assembler
METEOSAT-P2 METEOSAT-P2 1988 1802 assembler
SPACELAB-2 (CHASE) SPACELAB-2 (CHASE) 1985 6809 assembler
AMPTE - JPA AMPTE - JPA 1984 1802 assembler

Ground Segment Software

The following tables present summary information for each space project involving MSSL as having either flight software, or significant test equipment computer software responsibility. It shows who may be contacted for experience on particular aspects including flight software, Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE), processors, languages, development systems; and demonstrates the breadth of experience embodied in those involved, and the laboratory as a whole.

Mission Instrument / Project Launch  Language  OS / platform
Gaia RVS      
Gaia RVS Gaia Data Centre [CU-6]  2013 Java Linux
Sentinel-3 Altimeter Level-2 Products and Algorithms 2013 C, IDL Linux, Mac OSX
CryoSat-2 CRYMPS 2010 C Linux, Mac OSX
Hinode - EIS   2006 C, Perl, assembler PC (real-time Linux)
SWIFT - UVOT   2003 C SUN VxWorks
INTEGRAL - OMC   2001 IDL, C PC (Windows 98)
CLUSTER - PEACE mn 2000 C PC SUN
XMM - OM   1999 C SUN VxWorks
XMM - RGS   1999 C SUN VxWorks
SOHO - CDS   1995 C, scripting tool Digital Vax/VMS, UNIX
SOLAR-A - Yohkoh   1991 C, IDL PC Vax
ERS1 - ATSR   1991 Fortran, assembler PDP11
ROSAT   1990 PDP11 Fortran, IDL
METEOSAT - P2   1988 Basic, assembler ADS PC dev sys
SPACELAB-2 (CHASE)   1985 Fortran, Pascal PDP11
AMPTE - JPA sss 1984 Basic, assembler ADS PC dev sys
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