Rosetta and SPACEBEL
After 10 years and a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers across the Universe, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has reached its ultimate goal: to approach comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in order to study its behaviour and composition in the hope of better understanding the evolution of our own solar system.
In the late ’90s, SPACEBEL prepared a validation environment for Rosetta on behalf of Astrium GmbH (Germany), industrial prime contractor. This test system is used to check and validate the performance of the flight software prior to its departure into Space.
A modest contribution at the time. Since then, SPACEBEL has continued to develop embedded software validation systems to serve other Space missions.