Advanced aerospace and defense mission-critical electronics developer CAES announced that its radiation-hardened microelectronic devices are on their way to Jupiter, as part of NASA’s Lucy Mission.

CAES UT8MR2M8 16Mb MRAM chip photo

Lucy’s payload is comprised of a high-resolution visible imager, an optical and near-infrared imaging spectrometer and a thermal infrared spectrometer. CAES says that the payloaduses two memory devices - 16 Mbit SRAM and 16 Mbit MRAM. The company's UT8MR2M8 chip (shown above), basedon Everspin's MRAM, is a high performance, space grade, 16Mb non-volatile MRAM device with proven flight heritage.

The 12-years long historic Lucy space mission will study the Trojan Asteroids, believed to be the oldest remnants from the formation of the solar system over 4.5 billion years ago.

Disclosure: the author of this post holds shares in Everspin (bought in the open market)



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