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Red Canyon Sofware - Exploring Other Planets, Improving Our Own


2001 Mars Odyssey

"Mars Odyssey is an orbiter carrying science experiments designed to make global observations of Mars to improve our understanding of the planet's climate, mineralogy, and geologic history, including the search for water and evidence of life-sustaining environments." (NASA/JPL)

RCS developed the Uplink/Dowlink and Telecom Software which enables the satellite to communicate back with earth. It is through this communication that the satellite is able to point it's camera's at what the scientists want to look at, keep it's solar arrays on the sun so we have power, etc. RCS also developed the Inertial Navigation software, which allows the satellite to make maneuvers on it's way to Mars to ensure a safe aerocapture around Mars.

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