This section is aimed at those who have never come across SpaceWire, or are only vaguely familiar with it. You can find an Overview of the SpaceWire Standard which acts as an introduction, and after reading it you should be able understand what The Standard is intended to do and have an idea of The Standard’s scope.

We also clear up any confusion between the ECSS re-numbering in the ”ECSS-E50-12A vs ECSS-E-ST-50-12C, what’s the difference?” section, before explaining the popular Remote Memory Access Protocol.

For those interested in finding out where SpaceWire is used, we provide a list of missions that used, or are using, SpaceWire technology.

After finishing this section, you will be able to view some external resources for further information about SpaceWire technology.