STAR-Dundee is an aerospace engineering company focused on spacecraft on-board data-handling and processing technology. The company delivers a comprehensive range of test and development equipment, chip designs and IP cores to the world’s space agencies and international aerospace industry. STAR-Dundee is a world leader in SpaceWire and SpaceFibre technology.

SpaceWire is a spacecraft on-board data-handling network which connects instruments to the mass-memory, data processors and control processors. SpaceWire has some specific characteristics that make it ideal for many space missions: high-speed, low-power, simplicity, relatively low implementation cost, and architectural flexibility.

SpaceFibre is a multi-Gbits/s, on-board network technology for spaceflight applications, which runs over electrical or fibre-optic cables. It complements the capabilities of SpaceWire: improving the data rate by a factor of 10, reducing the cable mass by a factor of two and providing quality of service (QoS) and FDIR capabilities.

STAR-Dundee have the world-leading expertise and technology needed to support your SpaceWire and SpaceFibre project and to help make it a success. Started in 2002, STAR-Dundee was born out of the Space Technology Centre at the University of Dundee, which led the technical work on the SpaceWire standard, something which staff at STAR-Dundee have been instrumental in for more than 15 years.

STAR-Dundee aims to support users of SpaceWire technology by providing:

  • Unrivalled SpaceWire expertise
  • High-quality SpaceWire evaluation, development, test and EGSE products
  • Widely used, industry-leading, flight IP
  • First-class technical support, consultancy, training and design services
Our commitment is to get our customers working with SpaceWire technology as quickly as possible, and to provide any support that is needed in applying SpaceWire to specific applications.