January 5, 2013

SOFIA Gets Avionics and Mission Control Systems Upgrades

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, has received major upgrades to its telescope control and avionics systems that will significantly improve their efficiency and operability. The upgrades enhance the pointing and tracking capabilities of the observatory’s telescope control system, while the avionics upgrades allow the SOFIA to comply with current airspace regulations.

credit:  NASA

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