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It may not be commercial, but it's not defense either.

Both the International Space Station and the Space Station Training
Simulator are being/have been developed in Ada.

The First Element Launch of the space station (the Functional Cargo Block,
nicknamed Zayra (Russian for Sunrise)) occurs tomorrow (11/20) morning (1:40
EST) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakstan. The first US segment (Node-1,
nicknamed Unity) will be launched on Dec 3, also early in the morning, with
the Node-1 software written in Ada.

The space station is being built by Boeing, the training simulator is being
built by Raytheon (formerly Hughes Training, formerly CAE-Link). Both, or
course, are under contract to NASA.

Read more about the space station at http://station.nasa.gov.

John O'Connor
The Boeing Company
(Speaking only for myself)

> ----------
> From:         Michael Feldman[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Reply To:     Michael Feldman
> Sent:         Thursday, November 19, 1998 6:32 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Ada market viability
>
> [said John]
>
> > Boeing Commercial Aircraft Avionics. # 4
> > Airbus Commercial Aircraft Avionics. # 5
> > Plus Business Class Jet Avionics. # 6
> >
> > The above are still Ada83, but I believe that plans are still underway
> > to move them to Ada95.
> >
> > John T Apa
> > L-3 CSW
> >
> Here's the "bulletted list" I've been trying to develop. I think
> we need a category for "shrinkwrap software" or some such thing,
> so as to distinguish an end-user package like Cadwin from a
> developer tool like an X-binding. The list below focuses on
> applications, not tools; we probably need another whole list for
> tools.
>
> I can take the lead on this, but would like help from others.
>
> Mike Feldman
> --- cut here ---
> Interesting Projects (mostly non-defense)
> in which Ada is used (or at least reliably rumored to be used)
> to at least a significant degree.
>
> I am just getting starting with this categorization by domain;
> I know the list is incomplete. I am very interested in getting
> additions, corrections, and additional domains; I want the data
> to be current and verifiable. If some of this data seems a bit
> vague, it is because the companies in question will not state for
> the record that they use Ada.
>
> Michael B. Feldman
> chair, SIGAda Education Working Group
> Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
> The George Washington University
> Washington, DC 20052 USA
> 202-994-5919 (voice)
> 202-994-0227 (fax)
> [log in to unmask] (Internet)
>
> Air Traffic Control Systems, by country
>
> Australia
> Belgium
> Brazil
> Canada
> China
> Czech Republic
> Denmark
> Finland
> France
> Germany
> Greece
> Hong Kong
> Hungary
> India
> Ireland
> Kenya
> Netherlands
> New Zealand
> Pakistan
> Scotland
> Singapore
> South Africa
> Spain
> Sweden
> United Kingdom
> United States
> Vietnam
>
>
> Banking and Financial Networks
>
> Reuters news service
> Swiss Postbank Electronic Funds Transfer system
> At least eight large European financial institutions
>
> Commercial Aircraft
>
> Airbus 330
> Airbus 340
> Beechjet 400A (US business jet)
> Beech Starship I (US business turboprop)
> Beriev BE-200 (Russian forest fire patrol)
> Boeing 737-200, -400, -500, -600, -700, -800
> Boeing 747-400
> Boeing 757
> Boeing 767
> Boeing 777
> Canadair Regional Jet
> Embraer CBA-123 and CBA-145 (Brazilian-made regional airliners)
> Fokker F-100 (Dutch DC-9-size airliner - American Airlines flies these)
> Ilyushin 96M (Russian jetliner)
> Saab 2000
> Tupolev TU-204 (Russian jetliner)
>
>
> Communication and Navigational Satellites and receivers
>
> INMARSAT - voice and data communications to ships and mobile
> communications
> Intelsat VII
> NSTAR (Nippon Telephone and Telegraph)
> PanAmSat
> United States Coast Guard Differential Global Positioning System (GPS)
> Rockwell Collins NavCore V GPS receiver (used in the Hertz rental cars)
> ESA/Alcatel-SEL GPS receiver
> TDRSS Ground Terminals - NASA
>
>
> Scientific Satellites
>
> Cassini command subsystem
> ENVISAT-1 - European Space Agency (ESA), Earth observation satellite
> XMM - ESA
> EOS - NASA's Earth Observing System
> Goes
> RadarSat (Canada)
> UK Space Technology Research Vehicle, auxillary payload on Ariane4
>
>
> Railway Transportation
>
> Cairo Metro
> Calcutta Metro
> Caracas Metro
> Channel Tunnel
> Conrail (major U.S. railway company)
> French High-Speed Rail (TGV)
> French National Railways
> Hong Kong Suburban Rail
> London Underground
> Paris Metro
> Paris Suburban Rail
> Safetran Systems Corp (several products, in service
>   in North American railroad companies)
>
>
> Television Industry
>
> Canal+ (French pay-per-view TV, remote cable box control software)
>
>
> Medical Industry
>
> JEOL Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
>

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