VIA Arena reports on a very neat use for students, the ALMASpace Ground Station which has an EPIA mainboard at it’s heart, letting students video conference with the International Space Station.  It also allows data transfer, to upload data that the students want the ISS cameras to focus on and calculate orbital patterns, as well as letting them download the data once it has been collected.  Check out the specs of this learning aid in the full article.

“We all know that VIA EPIA mainboards are used in embedded applications, where space is an issue. But what about outer-space? The ALMASpace Ground Station has been designed for use in the education sector. Imagine communicating with astronauts at the International Space Station during a science lesson?!”

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