It’s my first data science-related youtube video. I had some fun making it.
Maybe they can use Julia now to come up with a time machine and go back to 1999 to prevent the crash? Hopefully the Julia type system can help them take into account for leap seconds and so on
Yes it can: https://github.com/JuliaAstro/AstroTime.jl
Certainly wouldn’t the GC in Julia cause more problems in a real time system like this?
In this case, the issue was not in the on-board software but in the ground segment. Flight dynamics calculations are usually done offline, so no real-time requirements there.
I am almost sure the calculation were done offline first.