SpaceWire Standard

SpaceWire is a standard for high-speed links and networks for use aboard spacecraft, easing the interconnection of:

  • sensors
  • mass-memories
  • processing units, and
  • downlink telemetry sub-systems.

SpaceWire is being widely used on many space missions

Application information is sent along a SpaceWire link in discrete packets. Control and time information can also be sent along SpaceWire links.

SpaceWire is defined in the European Cooperation for Space Standardization ECSS-E-ST-50-12C standard.

More information is found following the link on the right

Last update: 1 December 2010

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