Autonomy will fuel the New Space era
It’s been almost 3 months since NASA launched its astronauts onboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon towards the ISS. What caught our attention back then was the Dragon’s autopilot and autonomous docking system. As computer automation supports more tasks, crew members will spend less time learning to pilot the spacecraft and more time training for specialized tasks onboard ISS.
Autonomy will fuel the New Space era in many ways. Constellations of satellites will keep growing and autonomy will help operators to control and monitor larger fleets. It will also allow for rapid response on-board the satellite to unexpected events, without the long delays of systems with humans in the loop. For all these advancements, we will need powerful hardware to process large amounts of sensor data and run the algorithms.
At Novo, we are developing plug and play components for computing-intensive applications; and autonomy is one of our focus areas. If you want to know more about autonomy in space, we recommend NASA's below presentation and invite you to visit our products page to learn more.
Autonomous Systems - NASA Capability overview