International SpaceWire Conference 2013

10 - 14 June

Gothenburg, Sweden

SWIFT Corot JWST BepiColumbo MMO BepiColumbo MPO Instrument Unit

Conference Information


SpaceWire is a leading onboard data-handling network for use onboard spacecraft. It is simple to implement and use, and is being deployed on many space missions.

Aims / Scope of Conference

The International SpaceWire Conference aims to bring together SpaceWire product designers, hardware engineers, software engineers, system developers and mission specialists interested in and working with SpaceWire to share the latest ideas and developments related to SpaceWire technology. The conference is targeted at the full SpaceWire community including both academics and industrialists.

Conference Location

The International SpaceWire Conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Technical Programme

Sessions are dedicated to the following topics:

Keynote Speaker

Technical Committee

Organising Committee


The sponsors of the 2013 International SpaceWire Conference are:

European Space Agency ESA Logo - The European Space Agency is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe. ESA drove and funded the development of the SpaceWire standard. ESA is using SpaceWire on several missions including Bepi Colombo, GAIA and Earth Care.

NASA NASA Logo - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States of America. NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. SpaceWire is being designed into the James Webb Space Telescope, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, GEOS-R and other missions, and is currently in orbit in the SWIFT spacecraft.

Aeroflex Aeroflex Logo - Aeroflex provides HiRel standard and custom integrated circuits and IP for the aerospace and satellite markets from their worldwide divisions.

JAXA JAXA Logo - Japanese Aerospace eXploration Agency is Japan's core organization for aerospace technology, which promotes consistent activities, from basic research to technology development and utilization. JAXA aims to pursue the enormous possibilities in space and aviation, and challenge various research and development fields in the aim of "Sustainable Development" in order to contribute to peace and happiness for all mankind. JAXA is using SpaceWire on the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter and NeXT.

RUAG Space RUAG Space Logo -RUAG Space is Europe's leading independent equipment supplier to space industry worldwide. In the Swedish operation, Computer systems is the dominating product area. Deliveries include guidance computers for launchers and Computers, Data Handling Systems and Instrument Control Units for satellites. RUAG Space were early adopters of the IEEE-1355 protocol in Rosetta, Mars Express and Venus Express and started using the Spacewire protocol in ESA missions like Herschel, Planck and Aeolus with very good results. RUAG Space participates actively in the standardization work as well as in development of SpaceWire building blocks like the SpaceWire RTC and the SpW-10X router.

Space Technology Centre Space Technology Centre Logo - Space Technology Centre, University of Dundee - A world leading centre for the development of SpaceWire technology. The SpaceWire standard was written by University of Dundee with input from spacecraft engineers across Europe. SpaceWire intellectual property, chips and software being used for several international space missions was developed in the Space Technology Centre. STAR-Dundee ( is a spin-out from the Space Technology Centre.