International SpaceWire and SpaceFibre Conference

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the SpaceWire and SpaceFibre 2020 Conference for a year. It will now be held on 13th to 17th September 2021 and will be renamed SpaceWire and SpaceFibre 2021.

Aims / Scope of Conference

SpaceWire is the de facto standard for spacecraft on-board data-handling networks which is simple to implement and is being deployed on more than 100 space missions.

SpaceFibre is the next generation of SpaceWire technology which runs over electrical or fibre-optic cables and which provides very high data-rates, integrated quality of service and fault detection, isolation and recovery capabilities. The SpaceFibre Standard was published by ECSS in May 2019.

SpaceWire and SpaceFibre 2021 aims to bring together product designers, hardware engineers, software engineers, system developers and mission specialists interested in and working with SpaceWire or SpaceFibre to share the latest ideas and developments.

The conference is for both academics and industrialists. There will also be an industrial exhibition featuring the major international suppliers of SpaceWire technology. The conference is planned to start on Monday 13th September with a meeting of the SpaceWire and SpaceFibre working group SpaceFibre. The technical sessions will run from Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th. There will also be an optional excursion on Friday 17th.

More information about SpaceWire technology can be found at

Previous Conference Websites

Proceedings from the previous SpaceWire Conferences can be found by following the relevant link below:

Click here to access the 2021 Conference Website