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Re: RE: RE: starship-design: unmanned missions

In a message dated 2/12/98 10:25:31 PM, stevev@efn.org wrote:

>I also recall that the Shuttle flight computers have something
>like 256K of memory, which for the time was quite a bit.
>As far as I know the main flight computers haven't been replaced
>yet, although there is quite a bit of extra computer hardware on
>the Shuttle now, like a head-up display system.  It's not cheap
>or easy to replace flight control computers for man-rated
>hardware, especially if there's no particularly great need to.

They were replaced with the 256k versions.  The origionals only had  ....4K of
ram.  <I heard many programs curse those limits!!>