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Does the Voyager team use a wrapper (Fortran(77?) to Python) to transmit current commands?

The Voyagers' onboard flight software was written entirely in assembler, not in Fortran; see Voyager and Fortran 5 for more details. The ground system control and analysis software used in the 1980s ...
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What are the general properties and specs for JWST's onboard data and image processing capabilities?

The JWST uses one RAD750 clocked at 118 MHz which is based on the PowerPC 750. Not sure if JWST uses the 3U or 6U version. Below is the CPU architecture for the 6U from this thesis. This report ...
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What practical tasks did you start working on in programming PLD/FPGA for spacecraft?

I'm programming an FPGA that's part of a brushless DC motor controller - although not the one used in the life support systems of the Artemis Orion spacecraft that's recently been causing challenges ...
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What are the general properties and specs for JWST's onboard data and image processing capabilities?

Not really an answer as I cannot find anything ..solid on specs and hardware TL;DR - the other answer instead provides hardware specifications. So instead: What follows is a bunch of notes that I kept ...
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