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Mercury’s solid-state data recorders headed to International Space Station

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5/5/2021 Mercury's solid-state data recorders headed to International Space Station https://newsroom.mrcy.com/posts/pressreleases/mercurys-solid-state-data-recorders-headed-to-1 1/3 3/4/21, 4:15 PM PRESS RELEASE NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory selects Mercury technology for critical science mission ANDOVER, Mass., March 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Mercury Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com), a leader in trusted, secure mission-critical technologies for aerospace and defense, announced it was selected by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to provide solid-state data recorders (SSDRs) for NASA's Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) science mission. The Earth Imaging Spectrometer instrument containing Mercury 's SSDRs is scheduled for launch to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022. The EMIT mission maps the surface mineralogy of arid dust source regions and aids in improving forecasts of the role of mineral dust in the warming or cooling of the Earth's atmosphere. By accurately mapping the composition of areas that produce mineral dust, EMIT will advance the understanding of dust's effects to the Earth system and to human populations now and in the future. For more information, please visit https://earth.jpl.nasa.gov/emit. "Developing high-tech electronics that survive launch and extended-lifetime operation in space is no easy task," said Chris Opoczynski, vice president and general manager, Mercury Data. "Mercury 's solid-state data recorders are purpose-built to support the need for ultra-reliable and agile radiation-tolerant storage devices. This focus on reliability and agility is part of our commitment to reducing our customers' program risk and cost with our portfolio of state-of-the-art, secure, space-qualied products utilizing our industry-leading commercial technology." Mercury's solid-state data recorders headed to International Space Station 940355.jpg

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