industry news
Subscribe Now

Aitech’s Computing Technologies Provide Critical Communication Infrastructure and Human-Machine Interface Processing Capabilities on Uncrewed Artemis I Test Flight To The Moon and Back

  • Orion serves as exploration vehicle to enable deeper human space exploration
  • Callisto® technology demonstration launched onboard Orion for Artemis I
  • Aitech computing products enable critical networking and processing functions on Orion and with Callisto
Chatsworth, Calif. April 2023 – Aitech, a leading provider of rugged boards and system level solutions for military, aerospace and space applications, provided a media converter for NASA’s Orion spacecraft for data connectivity, and a single board computer for Callisto, a vehicle-connected crew interface technology demonstration onboard Orion during NASA’s Artemis I mission. Callisto was developed by Lockheed Martin in partnership with Amazon with its Alexa digital voice assistant and Cisco with its Webex video conferencing technology.
Pratish Shah, General Manager of Aitech USA, noted, “As part of this first step for humankind’s return to, and the start of a permanent presence on, the moon, Aitech is proud of the role we played in this historic Artemis I mission. The growing number of compute-intensive mission critical applications pushing the envelope of data processing at the edge in space need reliable, radiation tolerant and proven technologies, like what we develop at Aitech.”
For the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft, the vehicle flown during the recent Artemis I mission to the Moon and back, Aitech developed a media converter that provided information connectivity as the main conduit data interface between Orion and the Electrical Ground Service Equipment (EGSE). Orion will enable humans to explore deeper regions of space and remain in space for extended periods of time.
Callisto was installed in the Orion cabin, and during the 25.5 day mission, the payload was extensively tested from NASA’s Johnson Space Center by virtual crewmembers. The testing demonstrated how the Alexa digital voice assistant and Webex video conferencing technology could be used to assist future astronauts on deep space missions. The Artemis I mission launched Nov. 16 and splashed down back on Earth on Dec. 11.
For more information please call 888-Aitech-8 (888-248-3248), visit or e-mail
About Aitech:
With 40 years of experience, Aitech is a global digital electronics manufacturer with expertise in providing reliable, rugged embedded systems for the harshest, most unforgiving environments in military, aerospace and space applications. We enable the world’s leading companies to expand their most revolutionary explorations and push the boundaries of innovation across sea, land, air, and space.
We provide COTS products based on multiple open standard architectures, including SOSA, FACE, VPX, CompactPCI, etc., such as single board computers, I/O, memory and graphics boards, PMC/XMCs and sub-system enclosures, with over 100,000 boards and custom integrated systems delivered to take on the most challenging projects in the harshest environments and succeed. As a pioneer in space applications, Aitech offers proven space pedigree with trillions of miles flown in a variety of space missions without a single failure.
At Aitech, we stand behind our product and our customer to secure a better tomorrow.

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Sep 21, 2023
Wireless communication in workplace wearables protects and boosts the occupational safety and productivity of industrial workers and front-line teams....
Sep 26, 2023
5G coverage from space has the potential to make connectivity to the Internet truly ubiquitous for a broad range of use cases....
Sep 26, 2023
Explore the LPDDR5X specification and learn how to leverage speed and efficiency improvements over LPDDR5 for ADAS, smartphones, AI accelerators, and beyond.The post How LPDDR5X Delivers the Speed Your Designs Need appeared first on Chip Design....
Sep 26, 2023
The eighth edition of the Women in CFD series features Mary Alarcon Herrera , a product engineer for the Cadence Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) team. Mary's unwavering passion and dedication toward a career in CFD has been instrumental in her success and has led her ...
Sep 21, 2023
Not knowing all the stuff I don't know didn't come easy. I've had to read a lot of books to get where I am....

Featured Video

Chiplet Architecture Accelerates Delivery of Industry-Leading Intel® FPGA Features and Capabilities

Sponsored by Intel

With each generation, packing millions of transistors onto shrinking dies gets more challenging. But we are continuing to change the game with advanced, targeted FPGAs for your needs. In this video, you’ll discover how Intel®’s chiplet-based approach to FPGAs delivers the latest capabilities faster than ever. Find out how we deliver on the promise of Moore’s law and push the boundaries with future innovations such as pathfinding options for chip-to-chip optical communication, exploring new ways to deliver better AI, and adopting UCIe standards in our next-generation FPGAs.

To learn more about chiplet architecture in Intel FPGA devices visit

featured paper

Accelerating Monte Carlo Simulations for Faster Statistical Variation Analysis, Debugging, and Signoff of Circuit Functionality

Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems

Predicting the probability of failed ICs has become difficult with aggressive process scaling and large-volume manufacturing. Learn how key EDA simulator technologies and methodologies enable fast (minimum number of simulations) and accurate high-sigma analysis.

Click to read more

featured chalk talk

How IO-Link® is Enabling Smart Factory Digitization -- Analog Devices and Mouser Electronics
Safety, flexibility and sustainability are cornerstone to today’s smart factories. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton and Shasta Thomas from Analog Devices discuss how Analog Device’s IO-Link is helping usher in a new era of smart factory automation. They take a closer look at the benefits that IO-Link can bring to an industrial factory environment, the biggest issues facing IO-Link sensor and master designs and how Analog Devices ??can help you with your next industrial design.
Feb 2, 2023