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Issue No.10 - Oct. (2011 vol.44)
pp: 41-46
Robyn Lutz , Iowa State University and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
ABSTRACT
Software engineering offers tools and techniques that improve the odds spacecraft will survive long missions, contributing to their resilience to new environmental challenges and to their adaptability to updated mission requirements.
INDEX TERMS
Software engineering, Robotic spacecraft, Space exploration, Reliability, Design tools and techniques
CITATION
Robyn Lutz, "Software Engineering for Space Exploration", Computer, vol.44, no. 10, pp. 41-46, Oct. 2011, doi:10.1109/MC.2011.264
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