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Flight Software Development for the EIRSAT-1 Mission

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posted on 13.07.2020, 15:24 by Maeve Doyle, Andrew Gloster, Conor O’Toole, Joseph Mangan, David Murphy, Rachel Dunwoody, Masoud Emam, Jessica Erkal, Joe Flanaghan, Gianluca Fontanesi, Favour Okosun, Rakhi Rajagopalan Nair, Jack Reilly, Lána Salmon, Daire Sherwin, Joseph Thompson, Sarah Walsh, Daithí de Faoite, Umair Javaid, Sheila McBreen, David McKeown, Derek O’Callaghan, William O’Connor, Kenneth Stanton, Alexei Ulyanov, Ronan Wall
The Educational Irish Research Satellite, known
as EIRSAT-1, is a student-led project to design, build, test
and launch Ireland’s first satellite. The on-board software
for this mission is being developed using Bright Ascension’s
GenerationOne Flight Software Development Kit. This
paper provides an overview of this kit and of EIRSAT-1’s
on-board software design. Drawing on the team’s
contrasting experience with writing entirely custom
firmware for the mission’s science payloads, this work
discusses the impact of using a kit on the software
development process. The challenges associated with the
educational nature of this project are the focus of this
discussion. The objective of this paper is to provide useful
information for other CubeSat teams assessing software
development options.

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Citation

Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities, 2019, pp. 157-161

Source

3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities, September 16-18, 2019, Leicester, United Kingdom

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium on Space Educational Activities

Pagination

157-161

Publisher

University of Leicester

isbn

978-1-912989-09-6

Copyright date

2020

Available date

15/04/2020

Notes

Symposium organised by: University of Leicester, UK Students for the Exploration & Development of Space, National Space Academy, ESA Education Office

Editors

Nigel Bannister, Áine O’Brien, Alexander Kinnaird

Spatial coverage

University of Leicester, UK

Temporal coverage: start date

16/09/2019

Temporal coverage: end date

18/09/2019

Language

en

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