How NASA Designed an [open-source] Helicopter That Could Fly Autonomously on Mars
Shared by rememberlenny · 34d ago · 2 comments

Cool article.

This the first time we’ll be flying Linux on Mars. We’re actually running on a Linux operating system. The software framework that we’re using is one that we developed at JPL for cubesats and instruments, and we open-sourced it a few years ago. So, you can get the software framework that’s flying on the Mars helicopter, and use it on your own project. It’s kind of an open-source victory, because we’re flying an open-source operating system and an open-source flight software framework and flying commercial parts that you can buy off the shelf if you wanted to do this yourself someday.

KaylaBens · 34d ago

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rememberlenny · 32d ago

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