Hi teamers,

 I am currently involved in a proposal for a Mars orbiter that will
 carry various instruments to study/investigate the martian atmosphere
 and geology.The orbiter is to be launched in 2001.

 My involvement is in the flight software for the imaging spectrometer
 instrument of the orbiter. I would like to propose the use of Ada95 for
 this instrument. The proposed flight computer is a PowerPC 603 with
 a PCI bus.

 Before I go to battle on this, I would like to know if anybody has any
 experience (or recommendations) with Ada95 compilers for this target.
 The VxWorks OS is a strong possibilty, but not a requirement. Any
 information in this regard would be greatly appreciated. This is a
 very high profile project and I think that it would help Ada's image
 if I can pull this off.

 Thanks in advance for any help.


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|      Juan M. Rayas       | Jet Propulsion Laboratory |
|     Team-Ada Member      |    4800 Oak Grove Drive   |
| Flight Software Engineer |     Pasadena CA, 91109    |
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|           E-mail: [log in to unmask]          |
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Date: 7/24/97   Time: 11:21:24 AM