Quick Glossary: Spacetech

The space industry is witnessing a profound transformation, driven by new technologies and the greater participation of the private sector.

From satellites to weather, agriculture and communications to space connectivity, industrial IoT devices and scientific, government or space exploration missions, the potential is vast.

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Command and data subsystem

The ‘brain’ of a spacecraft. Among other things, CDS provides communications to and from the spacecraft. The technology is responsible for receiving commands from Earth, storing data from the spacecraft’s sensors and controlling the spacecraft’s systems. Components of CDS include onboard computers, data storage, telemetry, command receivers and fault detection and recovery systems.

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