I want to know the names of different operating systems used in different spaceships to contol all type of operations including communication, navigation and all others.

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  • I don't think this is the right site for that. – Zong Oct 31 '13 at 17:57
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    Way off topic! They use OSX - see "Independence Day" – Chenmunka Oct 31 '13 at 18:00
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    @Chenmunka everyone knows the ID4 aliens invaded prior to the release of OS X. They were still on classic Mac OS. – Andrew Lambert Oct 31 '13 at 18:15
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    There is a space exploration stack exchange. This is probably more suited to that. The answer is going to be "many": VXworks was used in some spacecraft projects, and linux was purportedly used once in a rover project, but they made a big deal about that so it is uncommon. – horatio Oct 31 '13 at 18:22
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    Suggest you limit the scope of your question. Are you talking about real life or fictional spacecraft? Forex, the Apollo spacecraft didn't use an OS: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer . The Shuttle's main computers also did not use an OS, although they did carry multiple computers with different OS en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle#Flight_systems . – K7AAY Oct 31 '13 at 18:32

On the starship Enterprise (NCC-1701) the OS is LCARS. It is voice activated with the command "computer". Wikipedia article here

The Millennium Falcon uses the Hanx-Wargel SuperFlow IV computer, the Rubicon navigation computer and Microaxial HyD modular navigation computer

  • I don't think he meant fictional spaceships but actual spaceships like the space shuttles, Saturn V lunar lander, etc. – allquixotic Oct 31 '13 at 18:32

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