Mercury Systems ships space-qualified commercial solid state drives for low Earth orbit satellites

ANDOVER, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. announced the first prototype shipments of the company’s 3U TRRUST-Stor VPX RT space-qualified secure solid-state drives (SSD).

Mercury Systems ships space-qualified commercial solid state drives for low Earth orbit satellites
Mercury Systems ships space-qualified commercial solid state drives for low Earth orbit satellites
ANDOVER, Mass. - Mercury Systems, Inc. announced the first prototype shipments of the company’s 3U TRRUST-Stor VPX RT space-qualified secure solid-state drives (SSD).

Designed to operate reliably in high radiation environments, this device is the first commercial SSD leveraging VITA 78 SpaceVPX standards. In addition to commercial satellite applications, this device is suited for high-altitude aircraft, airborne weapons and mission-critical ground computing systems.

“Customer demand for commercial radiation-tolerant SSD devices for low earth orbit satellites has far surpassed our expectations as we continue to gain share in this dynamic market,” said Iain Mackie, Vice President and General Manager of Mercury's Microelectronics Secure Solutions group.

At the heart of the SSD is Mercury’s proprietary NAND controller with BuiltSECUR error correcting code (ECC) algorithms. These ECC algorithms mitigate radiation-induced byte errors, thereby enabling sustainable reliability and fault tolerance.

This device is readily customizable for non-traditional use cases when deemed critical to a customer’s program.

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