Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Windows 98 Updates in Space: An Italian Company Helps the European Space Agency

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Remember the European Space Agency (ESA) Mars Express orbiter? Well, you should know that this probe that has been studying the Red Planet since 2003 has Windows 98. But now it’s time to update the software.

as stated the edge And the EngadgetAfter 19 years, the European Space Agency actually decided to implement Upgrade to Mars Express. Therefore, the Mars orbiter, and more specifically the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Instruments (MARSIS), is preparing to receive a software update related to Windows 98.

The reason the ESA has officially announced is that with this update, the Mars Express will be able to “See more in detail Under the surface of Mars and its moon Phobos“So the focus is on improving data processing and signal reception, so that we can send high-quality information back to Earth.

In short, after nearly 20 years, the well-known ESA tool will experience a software “upgrade”. As you can imagine, this special update for Windows 98 will not go unnoticed on the web. The Italian company Ingeniumas I mentioned before record.

We remember that MARSIS has proven essential to ESA projects on several occasions. For example, in 2018, the instrument was vital for finding an underground lake of liquid water on Mars. Do you think that thanks to the latter, Mars Express can search for a file About three miles below the surface of Mars.

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