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LEON: The Space Chip Engineered And Built In Europe
2013-01-07 11:24:08

ESA Just like home computers, the sophisticated capabilities of today´s space missions are made possible by the power of their processor chips. ESA´s coming Alphasat telecom satellite, the Proba-V microsatellite, the Earth-monitoring Sentinel family and the BepiColombo mission to Mercury are among the first missions to use an advanced 32-bit microprocessor — engineered and built in Europe. All of them incorporate the new LEON2-FT chip, commercially known as the AT697....


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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