Except in the case for the 787, you can't unplug the APU's mid-flight, and so hence the fire hazard. Speaking about that just how robust (and openly discussed) are the Li+ charging circuitry in these huge power storage arrays? Is there any chance of independent review of these (The FAA could be the vehicle for certifying them for flightworthiness, except past experience with that process has been very problematic in detail).
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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