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SLS Avionics System Sees the (First) Light

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SLS Avionics System Sees the (First) Light

The modern avionics system that will guide the most powerful rocket ever built saw the light -- the "first light," that is.

Hardware, software and operating systems for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) recently were integrated and powered up for an inaugural run -- referred to as "first light."

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NASA Powers Up State-of-the-Art Space Launch System Software Avionics

The modern avionics system that will guide NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built, has seen the light. The flight software and avionics for SLS were integrated and powered for testing Jan. 9 at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., as part of a milestone known as first light.

The milestone enables early integration and testing of avionics and software to help NASA perfect the system and ensure the units communicate together as designed. Avionics tell the rocket where it should fly and how it should pivot its engines to stay on course.

Credit: NASA/Boeing

Source: NASA - Multimedia

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