The Raspberry Pi has been enthusiastically picked up by a dedicated modding community, and the cheap Linux computer has been used in projects ranging from drones to speech-controlled robots. Now its creators want to take Raspberry Pi to a new frontier: space.
The credit card-sized, ARM-based computers could easily be integrated into satellites, according to the device’s designer, Eben Upton, who envisages them also being used for research in test rockets and high-altitude balloons.
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