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PROBAProject for On-Board Autonomy (technology demonstration missions of the European Space Agency)
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Nasdaq:WIND), a leading provider of software and services for connected devices, today awarded the European Space Agency (ESA) its "Cool Customer Design" award for the PROBA (Project for On-Board Autonomy) micro-satellite system - the first ESA spacecraft with fully autonomous capabilities.
We chose Wind River's VxWorks operating system for PROBA because of its robustness and proven reliability on space missions," said Dominique Baudoux, Space Business Unit Program Manager for Spacebel - the subcontractor responsible for providing PROBA's flight software.
PROBA was launched via rocket by the Indian Space Research Organization and sent into orbit on October 22, 2001.
Wind River's VxWorks RTOS controls all on-board functions of the PROBA satellite.