The Mars 2020 Rover Runs on PowerPC

Congratulations to NASA for landing its latest Rover successfully on the surface of Mars.

I found this bit of info on Twitter today, but the Rover runs on a 200 MHz PowerPC CPU. I found it fascinating for those of us who still get a bit of use out of our old PowerPC tech. So does NASA, apparently.

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2 thoughts on “The Mars 2020 Rover Runs on PowerPC”

    • Yes, I remember that article now – it was a fun read.

      Apparently, while it does operate a lot differently than how we use our computers, it does work quite well capturing video, images, and audio (?) on limited per 2021 standards specs.

      I love the second brain too.


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