Computer from Beyond Gravity controls Euclid spacecraft
Beyond Gravity developed and produced at its site in Gothenburg, Sweden, the On Board Computer for the Euclid spacecraft and is responsible for the complete Command and Data Management Subsystem, which controls the satellite platform (satellite bus) and collects operational data. The subsystem includes the computer, the interface to the satellite platform functions (for instance to the Euclid propulsion system), and a mass memory. “Our high-performance On Board Computer manages the spacecraft position and orbit, ensures that the spacecraft stays healthy, and communicates with the Earth,” explains Erika Hult, Director Electronics Engineering at Beyond Gravity in Gothenburg. During operation, the Euclid space observatory generates a large amount of data. The mass memory of the spacecraft, developed by Airbus Defense and Space, provides storage for the payload and spacecraft telemetry data on-board before transmission to Earth.