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Enabling the Final Frontier SOLUTIONS FOR SPACE SYSTEMS THE CHALLENGE It used to be the case that space was beyond reach to all but the richest governments and a handful of ill-fated private enterprises. Today, opportunities in space look very different. Commercial space activities have taken off, driven in large part by greater functionality in smaller packages. With faster time-to-market; better size, weight, and power features at lower price points; and lower launch costs, new business models and significant venture funding are finding their way to commercial space applications. With segment growth and new use cases, new problems and technical concerns begin to emerge. One new key concern is security. No longer can "security through obscurity" be assumed a successful strategy. While advancements in on-orbit and launch technologies have lowered the potential for catastrophic on-orbit failure, security risks across the complete end-to-end space/ground system allow for new failure scenarios. Integrators need to look at security as it relates to the entire end-to-end system throughout the system lifecycle and not simply as a patchwork of various technologies stitched together from various suppliers evaluated at the time of launch or in a pre-launch design review. Another concern is lifetime cost. Some new-generation technologies have lower up-front costs than their predecessors, which is evident during system design and development. However, support and maintenance costs over the entire product lifecycle often become an afterthought to be solved by an undefined future operations team. SPACE USE CASE SPACE SYSTEM CHALLENGES • Managing development costs and scheduling risk • Need for code reuse • Distributed development teams • Cost of long product lifecycles • Need to ensure operational system security to prevent outside intrusion WIND RIVER SOLUTIONS • VxWorks: Industry-leading real-time operating system for connecting, securing, and running satellite bus and payload systems • Wind River Linux: Industry-leading open source operating system for connecting, securing, and running satellite bus and payload systems • Wind River Titanium Cloud: Family of virtualization platforms that enables digital transformation from legacy hardware to a virtualized automation environment, reducing OPEX and increasing agility • Wind River Simics: Hardware simulation technology enabling distributed development teams, test engineers, and operators of embedded software and networking software 1

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