Astrium’s RADARSAT-2 & Beagle 2 software

This article discusses two projects, RADARSAT-2 and Beagle 2, which required high levels of software reliability due to their specific requirements. RADARSAT-2, funded by the Canadian Space Agency, aimed to perform topographic mapping of the Earth’s surface using advanced radar equipment. Beagle 2, a UK-led Mars lander, intended to investigate the possibility of past life on Mars. Both projects faced different challenges in achieving software reliability.