Altran programming language used for NASA moon mission

Bath-based software company Altran Praxis has announced that its Spark programming language and toolset − which is designed to support software development in safety or security applications − has been selected by a NASA-funded US lunar mission.

Spark will be used to develop the software behind a Cubesat miniaturised-satellite project being developed by a consortium comprising Vermont Technical College, Norwich University, St Michael’s College and the University of Vermont.  

Primary funding for this effort is being provided by the Vermont Space Grant Consortium under a NASA grant.