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Express Logic and Ball Aerospace team up to provide embedded real time software for NASA's 'Deep Impact' space mission.

On January 12, 2005, NASA, working with the engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL) and the University of Maryland, launched Deep Impact’s two piece space probe with the intention of hitting Tempel 1—a comet 80 million miles away. To complete the $300million project, JPL went to long time hardware provider Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp, specifically tasking Ball with building an 820-pound craft approximately the size of an
SUV. The project consisted of a Flyby craft and an impactor craft, which was responsible for taking and transmitting the data back to earth. These imaging instruments were also required to aid in the autonomous navigation of the crafts as well.

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Larry Lange

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