Sky Watching: Space and Astronomy News

See how far they’ve made it, what they discovered and what’s coming next. This news series follows Wind River missions that are shaping the views of modern science.

  • Opportunity: A Story for the Science Books and a Legacy of Success

    Opportunity: A Story for the Science Books and a Legacy of Success

    See how far they’ve made it, what they discovered and what’s coming next. This blog post kicks off a space and astronomy series that follows Wind River missions and...

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  • Wind River Mars Missions

    Wind River Mars Missions

    Mars global topography and space, overlain with locations of Mars landers, rovers and orbiters.

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  • OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

    OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

    Following on the recent success of the InSight probe’s Mars landing, VxWorks  is once again enabling an interplanetary first – an asteroid sample return mission.  On December 3, 2018,...

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  • Wind River VxWorks Lands on Mars (Again) with NASA’s Insight Spacecraft

    Wind River VxWorks Lands on Mars (Again) with NASA’s Insight Spacecraft

    Wind River is proud to announce that today NASA’s InSight Mars Lander, with the help of its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), reached a historical milestone in its journey to Mars...

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  • Pushing the Limits of Satellite Technology

    Pushing the Limits of Satellite Technology

    They hitched a hike on the Insight Mars lander, separating from the spacecraft to fly on their own. Before long they had gone farther than any previous CubeSat craft. They were the Mars Cube One...

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