The Kylin system helps run China’s space programme. Photo: Xinhua
The Kylin system helps run China’s space programme. Photo: Xinhua

From Mars to the moon: the computer system behind China’s space missions

  • Chinese researchers developed the Kylin operating system to replace the Western products the country relied on
  • Sending it into space meant combining security, reliability and performance, engineers say

Topic |   China's space programme
The Kylin system helps run China’s space programme. Photo: Xinhua
The Kylin system helps run China’s space programme. Photo: Xinhua
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