Space rated parts are necessary for standard duration space missions.
Short duration missions are different, as evidenced by many a CubeSat
that use pretty standard COTS parts. Rather than  building a standard
duration satellite, I wonder what we can do to our current avionics
system to make it more CubeSat-like in its space readiness.

And even if it only lasted for a matter of hours, I think we'd all agree
that we would LOVE to have the problem that our avionics system isn't
space ready enough ;)


Keith Packard wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 14:33 -0700, Andrew Greenberg wrote:
>> However, we had one of those "aha" moments several months ago where we
>> realized that our avionics system is a pretty darn good satellite by
>> itself
> We're not currently selecting space-rated parts, and experiences with
> other satellite projects seem to require parts with well known
> radiation-induced failure modes (e.g., no lockups).

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