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HPE's Eng Lim Goh on spaceborne computers, NASA medals – and AI at the final frontier

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Exploit or serious solution?

If I read this correctly, nine out of twenty SSDs failed, that's almost half of them in a little over one and a half year in low orbit... Doesn't bode too well for any lengthy mission outside earth's magnetic shield (thinking Voyager or Curiosity) if you lose (approximatively) 50% of your SSDs every 2 years*. And you can't over-provision too much either, space / weight are at a premium.

* And we're on the quieter part of the sun cycle right now. I wonder how their unshielded, unhardened computer would fare caught in a major solar proton event.

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