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Nasa lacks chips for their space shuttles

Nasa lacks chips for their space shuttles

One should think that NASA uses the most modern technology available for travel into space. That's not the case. The US space agency is now looking for 8086 processors for its space shuttles.

These old processors from Intel, which were developed in the second half of the 1970s, are used, for example, for the diagnostic systems of the two booster rockets needed by the American space shuttles. Since these completely outdated processors have not been manufactured for a long time, NASA now has to look for supplies on the Internet. Old components are even removed from other old devices so that the shuttles can be equipped. In order to get away from the old components, however, new systems are already being developed.

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