Computers for Interstellar Missions – Part 1

In this article, we aim to open up discussions on hardware electronics and computers for the Icarus and interstellar space missions in general. Introduction In today’s society, everybody is witness to the enormous advances in computer technology from ENIAC’s day until today. Home computers routinely implement features which a few decades ago were found only in mainframe systems. Virtualization, multi-core processing and even the existence of personal computers are but a few examples. (more…)