Space Technology Centre Director Honoured

Published

22nd November 2012

Recognition for role in new spacecraft technology.

Professor Steve Parkes, director of the University of Dundee's Space Technology Centre and STAR-Dundee, has been presented with a Specialist Bronze Award from the Royal Aeronautical Society.

It is in recognition of his 'instrumental role' in the creation of the SpaceWire Standard, one of the main data-handling networks now used on many spacecraft.

Professor Tadayuki Takahashi of the Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) said: 'Professor Steve Parkes is the leader of the SpaceWire activity in the world. We appreciate his tremendous efforts to collect all requirements from the international community and to formalize as the standard.'

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