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Commercially available Off-The-Shelf components are purchased and then made to work in one's application, rather than specifying requirements to a supplier and letting them custom make your component for you.

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Can anything at Mars speak 900 MHz ZigBee besides Ingenuity helicopter and Perseverance rover?

Interest is piqued by What could be strong arguments against Ingenuity following Perseverance at a safe distance when the flight test program has been a success? Question: Can anything at Mars ...
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What was the first satellite built with mostly COTS electronics?

Computers and memory, radios, cameras, light sensors, temperature sensors, accelerometers & gyros1, power supplies, power conditioners and converters and battery interfaces can all be put together ...
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What "flickering goggles" do JPL scientists rely on to explore the Martian surface "in genuine 3D"?

Gizmodo's NASA Is Using Red and Blue 3D Glasses to Safely Drive the Mars Rover While Working From Home says: To safely navigate the Curiosity rover across the surface of Mars, over 120 million miles ...
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Challenges in using linux based COTS for Cubesat mission payloads

Most of the questions related to using linux is cubesat/space missions is for the flight computer. I understand that a RTOS is preferred over a full blown linux for a flight computer. However I am ...
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Are there any large satellite hardware suppliers for components or buses? (For CubeSats, SmallSats, Rovers, etc...)

I am looking for online catalogs of hardware either semi-COTS or full COTS (radios, antennas, thrusters, command and data handing boards, batteries, attitude control, etc...) that can be used in space ...
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Were any Components Off The Shelf (COTS) used in the Space Shuttle?

Are there examples of Components Off The Shelf (COTS) used in the Space Transportation System? And is NASA considering using COTS in future manned space flight systems like Orion and the SLS?
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COTS 32-bit Cubesat flight mother-board options

What are my options (ie purchasable hardware) for a COTS 32-bit Cubesat motherboard, that has successfully flown in LEO, running Linux? Do not suggest any hardware that has never flown in space before....