Ames Research Center, NASA’s lead for small/low-cost satellite development, is tapping Swedish experts in space plug-and-play avionics (SPA) to further its design of cubesats. The 10-year partnership between NASA and the Swedish National Space Board will harness the miniaturization work of AAC Microtec of Uppsala, Sweden, which the board has funded. SPA technology includes interfaces, onboard computers and power subsystems that Ames will test in June 2012. The Swedish platform is ...


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