NASA uses Eclipse RCP and DDS for experiments on the International Space Station

Eclipse and DDS are going to space in 2013! The International Space Station (ISS) is used as a site for experiments any software developed as part of these experiments has to comply with extensive and strict user interface guidelines. NASA Ames Research Center's Intelligent Robotics Group is doing 2 sets of experiments, both with astronauts using Eclipse RCP applications to remotely control robots. One experiment will control SPHERES with an Android Smartphone on the ISS the other experiment will control a K10 rover on Earth. The SPHERES on the ISS and the K10 rover on the ground communicate using OMG Data-Distribution Service  from both RTI (Connext DDS) and Twin Oaks (Core DX) 

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