The Register explains how scientists used the power of Raspberry Pis saved data from the Super Pressure Balloon Imaging Telescope (SuperBIT).However, the cost saving is undeniable, as is the benefit of ensuring precious science data doesn’t get lost when things go wrong. The team recommended that future balloon missions consider the technology and said: “For a relatively small cost, we insured the scientific returns of superBIT against a loss event that came true: high bandwidth communication links failed, then the telescope was destroyed upon landing.”. // Read more: original article.

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