NASA Satellites, Powered by Android

Turns out it’s not only cameras that are powered by Android. NASA are building and sending into space small satellites powered by Google’s Nexus One smartphones. The PhoneSat Project makes extensive use of commercial-off-the-shelf components, and the smartphone acts as the satellite’s on-board computer.

Who knows, maybe one day NASA may start using off-the-shelf digital cameras which already have built-in image sensors, image stabilization, scene modes [need to add: SPACE scene mode], weather-resistance and smart CPUs.

Read the article at: NASA.

via dvice