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Offline QuikSanzTopic starter

What is this?
« on: June 18, 2021, 04:16:49 AM »
" https://www.space.com/hubble-telescope-shutdown-1980s-payload-computer "

Not sure what this may be but, Amiga was a Fav of NASA.....

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 09:48:15 AM »
Apparently, they used an SSCM-1.

Which is apparently as custom standard computer they used in their spacecraft. So I would say no to being an Amiga.
I know Amiga's are reliable, but in space??
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Re: What is this?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2021, 10:02:14 AM »
NASA has a Technical Report Server which they published a lot of the old stuff they used, there are quite a few times NASA used the Amiga for, also within the doc you can sometime find the original codes.

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Offline QuikSanzTopic starter

Re: What is this?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2021, 05:21:35 PM »

We know Motorola had some "Hardened" 68Ks but I'm not sure about old 8088s.


Offline Matt_H

Re: What is this?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 06:06:12 PM »
My understanding was that NASA’s Amigas were only used in ground control and not launched into orbit, although I could be wrong.

The planning and design for these missions happens years before launch so the onboard electronics tend to be quite a bit behind consumer technology by the time the missions are operational. I seem to remember a few years ago there was a story that one of the Mars rovers, I think, was using a (space-grade) G3 PPC chip, loooong past the time when G3s were in widespread use here on Earth.

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Re: What is this?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2021, 06:13:10 PM »
Here's everything conveniently collected: