Re: Using COTS instead of rad-hard devices.
Well, there's your problem, BobC... you spent your luck budget on the radish gear!
Seriously, thanks for sharing. Yours is one of the most fascinating posts I've read recently. What a heart-breaker of an ending. I do encourage you to reach out to SpaceX and Blue Origin. I have to think that, what with plans for LEO microsat constellations, there can't be too much research right now into the effects of radiation on COTS gear.