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SPACE MISSION: HP iPAQ h5550 to be onboard TransOrbital's Lunar Mission
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - on Saturday, 19.07.03 - 09:28:21 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 5448x
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There has always been that prestige about being chosen to be part of a space mission. Just like how the Nikon cameras where brought into space on board te Space Shuttle, another device has been cosen to share the same honor. HP plans to launch its HP iPAQ Pocket PCs into outer space onboard TransOrbital's TrailBlazer spacecraft, the first commercial mission to gain approval from U.S. authorities to explore, photograph and land on the moon, later this year.

With an early 2004 launch date approaching, TransOrbital looked to the newly introduced HP iPAQ Pocket PC h5550's innovative engineering, mobility, simplicity and ease of use to facilitate wireless communication within the satellite. The handheld device will integrate with the TrailBlazer systems on board the spacecraft to enable TransOrbital to effortlessly synchronize and share data while in space, during transit to the moon and while orbiting the moon.

During subsequent launches, it is anticipated that the HP iPAQ Pocket PCs will be used for wireless communication with cameras that are tethered on the outside of the spacecraft to provide superior video streaming capabilities for display on Earth. Future applications for the devices also may include the ability to communicate via e-mail with the Trailblazer lunar orbiter while it is orbiting the moon and on the moon's surface.

As the first and only private company to be licensed by the U.S. Department of State and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration for moon travel, TransOrbital believes that important and affordable advances in science, medicine, communications and information technology can be achieved by forming strategic global corporate alliances for space exploration.

It is indeed nice to hear that another innovative use has been envisioned with the current capabilities of Windows Mobile 2003 devices.

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Posted by Martin on 20.07.03 - 20:07:00


You'll end up with moondust behind the screen.. ;-)

Posted by Jim on 28.07.03 - 19:55:27

Ha ha - hillarious. Who is in-charge of soft-resets whilst in-flight?!

Posted by UJMi on 26.08.03 - 11:56:24

Try it with LINUX plz coz u dont wanna see Windows CE making a new conflict in space smile and apart from that all!! Please a word of caution!!! DONT RELY ON BIO SWAP from HP coz its unreliable!! how funny would it be when all the data will be useless coz astronauts cant take their gloves off in space big_smile

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