Space Informatics Domain

The Space Informatics Domain is the web of applications, distributed across the spacecraft and their ground support systems, that are used to fly missions (mission planning, navigation, mission control, scientific data processing, etc.). Typically, the Informatics domain is concerned primarily with the semantic interpretation of information rather than how it is physically moved from place to place. The Informatics domain is the rough “space analog” of the diverse and complex set of applications that form the terrestrial World Wide Web (cf. Space Telematics Domain).
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