Excelsior to Develop a New Software Toolchain for Leading Spacecraft Vendor
Excelsior, LLC has signed a 15-month outsourcing deal with
NPO PM, the leading Russian spacecraft vendor, to create a new software
development toolchain for the spacecraft software engineering department
of NPO PM.
Novosibirsk, Russia (PRWEB) September 23, 2004 -- Excelsior, LLC, a
Russian ISV and outsourcing services provider focused on development
tools, today announced a 15-month outsourcing contract with NPO PM,
a Russian leader in the design and manufacture of communication and
broadcasting satellite systems. Under the contract, Excelsior will
use its expertise to create the new generation of Modula-2 tools
tailored for on-board spacecraft software development.
NPO PM will put the new Modula-2 toolchain, based on Excelsior's XDS
technology, at the heart of its software development process.
Specifically, Excelsior will create a highly optimizing
cross-compiler, interactive and batch-operated debuggers, on-board
system simulator, and automated software testing system.
"We are grateful to receive recognition of our competence from
spacecraft producers," said Andrey Khapugin, Excelsior's CEO. "Over
the last 10 years we have developed numerous production-quality tools
based on our technology, and we have no doubt about the success of
"We have experience over a wide range of cross-programming systems,
from free open-source tools to products made by mature embedded
system vendors. None of them fully satisfies the requirements of our
production process," said Andrey Koltashev, head of the Spacecraft
Software Engineering Department at NPO PM. "Now we have decided to
charge Excelsior with development of our production toolchain's key
components. We have chosen that company for its expertise,
high-quality support of its products, and its recognized reliability
as a partner."
Excelsior LLC has provided advanced software development solutions -
optimizing compilers, source-to-source translators, analysis and
reengineering tools, and related services since 1999. Privately held,
Excelsior, LLC, has its headquarters in Novosibirsk, Russia, and is
on the Web at http://www.excelsior-usa.com.
About NPO PM
M. F. Reshetnev's NPO PM (The Research and Production Association of
Applied Mechanics) is the Russian leader in the design and manufacture
of communication and broadcasting satellites. Since NPO PM was created
in 1959, it has launched and operated more than 1,000 spacecraft for
different purposes. Two-thirds of the Russian satellites currently in
orbit were created by NPO PM. Its Web site is at http://www.npopm.ru.
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