Masten Space Systems has launched a new effort to make it easier for developers to produce flight-ready technologies:
Project Prometheus is a Masten program designed to foster the development of flight-test ready technologies by innovators in academic and research settings. By implementing a standardized interface between Masten vehicles and experimental software and hardware tools, Prometheus will provide a streamlined, efficient path for technology maturation throughout the course of tool conception, development and flight test. Access to uniform, flight-tested hardware and software development framework for innovators will ultimately reduce integration, development and other flight test costs.
Among other technology areas, the Prometheus program will provide a unique opportunity for rapid, streamlined development of tools relating to:
- Visual navigation
- Landing detection
- Mass Estimation
- Position/Attitude Estimation
Read more on the Masten blog.