There are as many non-NASA applications as there are NASA applications for advanced processing and memory systems. Some of the short term applications include next generation imaging systems, advanced IR starring arrays for missile defense, affordable RADAR sensors, more flexible communications subsystems that support reprogrammable MODEMs, and on-board processing of advanced RF collectors. The commercial aerospace community also has a need for high end data recorders with on-board image compression. Nearly every NASA mission will require some sort of a memory and processing subsystem. ¬ï Earth science data storage units ¬ï Communication outage recorders for manned space ¬ï Advanced payload processors for IR, RADAR, LIDAR applications ¬ï Assisted or autonomous rendezvous and docking processing ¬ï Reprogrammable software defined radios and MODEMs ¬ï IP routing and advanced communication systems ¬ï Image compression Payload and memory systems are an integral part of any space mission. The adoption of a commercial standard that can meet the demands of current and future missions will reduce costs, schedule, and risk of these subsystems while increasing the software and hardware reuse from mission to mission.