AffiliationJet Propulsion Laboratory
European Space Agency
KeywordsStandard spacecraft interfaces
Standard instrument interfaces
Spacecraft onboard interfaces
Spacecraft communications protocols
Spacecraft communications standards
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AbstractThe Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS), an international organization of national space agencies, is branching out to provide new standards to enhanced reuse of onboard spacecraft equipment and software. These Spacecraft Onboard Interface (SOIF) standards will be based on the well-known Internet protocols. This paper will provide a description of the SOIF work by describing three orthogonal views: the Services View that describes data communications services, the Interoperability view shows how to exchange data and messages between different spacecraft elements, and the Protocol view, that describes the SOIF protocols and services. This paper will give the reader an excellent introduction to the work of the international SOIF team.
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