SpaceWire is a standard for high-speed links and networks for use aboard spacecraft, easing the interconnection of:
- 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.
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Last update: 1 December 2010