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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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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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