MicroPython and the European Space Agency

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vsk
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MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby vsk » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:09 pm

Dear MicroPython community,

George Robotics Limited (the company behind MicroPython) is proud to announce that the European Space Agency (ESA) will be funding further development of MicroPython, to determine the suitability of the language for space-based applications, in particular for payloads.

Research and development will focus on making MicroPython more robust for critical embedded systems, with emphasis on determinism of the virtual machine and memory management.

The research program foresees the development of a port of MicroPython to the SPARC architecture, which will be made available under an ESA community license.

ESA has generously agreed that all improvements to MicroPython that are made as part of this R&D program can be incorporated into the generic implementation.

Updates will follow in due course.

Viktoriya Skoryk,
Director, George Robotics Limited.

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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby blmorris » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:57 am

Wow! Congratulations, this is awesome news!

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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby pythoncoder » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:44 am

Amazing news!
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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby Turbinenreiter » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:06 pm

Does that mean that once I finish my Aerospace Engineering degree and apply to ESA I can brag about being a Micropythonista from day one?

This is awesome.

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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby Arthurmed » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:14 pm

That sounds great!!, congratulations.

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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby danicampora » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:21 pm

Super awesome news! :D

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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby gratefulfrog » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:52 pm

Wow! That's great news!!! Maybe they'll want to send my electric guitar circuit (driven by a pyboard) into outer space ;-)

Seriously, that is really great news! Well Done!

Ciao,
Bob

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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby Neon22 » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:56 am

Congratulations to Damien, and the rest of the team working away on the ports (like Paul S and Dave H). This is fantastic news. Well done.

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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby rmq » Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:07 am

Congratulations for the achievement !!

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Re: MicroPython and the European Space Agency

Postby stijn » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:59 am

Awesome news indeed!

Does this mean in practice that a team at ESA will start developping and use standards pull requests to the main repo? Or does that not combine with 'releasing under an ESA community license'?


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