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Build Your Own Satellite Ground Station

Build Your Own Satellite Ground Station

We talk to the creators of SatNOGS, an open source and open hardware satellite ground station built using a 3D printer, off the shelf components, and $300.

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NASA Approves Kicksat’s Tiny DIY Satellites for Second Attempt

NASA Approves Kicksat’s Tiny DIY Satellites for Second Attempt

With the recent announcement that the replacement Kicksat has been awarded a launch slot by NASA I sat down and talked to Zac Manchester about the history behind the Kicksat project, and the upcoming launch.

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Hackaday Prize Winner Announced

Hackaday Prize Winner Announced

The Hackaday prize, where entrants competed to build something awesome that transmits data and is openly documented, has now been won by the satNOGs team led by Pierros Papadeas. The device, or system rather, is a open standard based network of ground stations for tracking and monitoring satellites. As cool as that is, the prize, […]

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DIY Satellites: Now and Near Future

DIY Satellites: Now and Near Future

Space is becoming increasingly accessible to more people thanks to plummeting costs, weight, and energy use of the technologies needed for freeflying satellites to sense and direct their orientation, communicate with the ground, and perform complicated computations in real time on orbit. The dawn of this new age of DIY satellite making is in no small […]

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Settle Down With a Good Book This Holiday

Settle Down With a Good Book This Holiday

These books are cheap, fast reads, covering everything from how to build an Arduino-compatible micro-controller on a breadboard, to how to build and launch a satellite, and will make excellent stocking stuffers this Christmas.

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