At the recent European Space Agency Exploration Workshop in Edinburgh, STAR-Dundee demonstrated its range of SpaceWire equipment to workshop participants. This workshop is the first step in defining a long term strategy for space exploration.
STAR-Dundee’s demonstration used SpaceWire Router-USB (now replaced by the SpaceWire Router Mk2) and SpaceWire USB Brick units to simulate the onboard data handling bus of a spacecraft, highlighting some of the benefits of SpaceWire for spaceflight applications. Participants at the workshop were very interested in SpaceWire technology. Allan Wilson, Deputy Minster for Enterprise and Learning, was pleased to see the new technology STAR-Dundee has developed since his visit to the Space Systems Lab in July 2006.