Continuing to pioneer the use of embedded technologies in space, the company recently developed a modular I/O interface unit for the Israeli “Beresheet” lunar lander, which launched earlier this year. The rugged, space-qualified A445 IBOX was designed to coordinate communications between the vessel’s control computer, actuators, and sensors, as well as manage power for the entire spacecraft. The IBOX is designed to operate several critical functions of the lunar lander, such as switching and managing both solar and battery power distribution to the spacecraft’s subsystems and routing video from the craft’s cameras. It is also responsible for activating the engines, opening the landing gear, and communicating data to and from the platform’s main mission computer and RF communications equipment. The IBOX is also intended to facilitate the capture and transmission of research data and maintain reliable systems operation during the mission expedition.