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Back to the Future with Rosetta

Initiated during the 90s, the international space probes to comet program – Rosetta – was finally launched to space in 2004. Ten years and more than 6 billion kilometers later, we finally enjoy the results gathered from space.

However, I would like to draw your attention to one point regarding Rosetta. As you’d expect, this little robot abounds with IT devices and pieces of codes. But since the program started in the 90s and the probe took off in 2004, indeed all the technologies and solutions used for that conquest mission are more than 10 years old.  So let’s figure out that today, all the equipment up there we pilot from earth are based on technologies from previous décades! It is common to say that one single year in IT-time-zone means centuries. [...]


To read the whole post and interact, please visit the SogetiLabs blog: Back to the Future with Rosetta