ESA’s Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV) project to develop an autonomous European re-entry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. The vehicle flew a flawless re-entry and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean just west of the Galapagos Islands.
GMV, a Spanish company responsible for the on-board software (OBSW) on the IXV, used RapiTime for performing detailed worst-case execution time analysis (WCET) and used RapiCover for structural code coverage analysis.
The initial results from the flight are expected to be released in around six weeks. The full article can be found here.