Elements of the Open Source Space Ecosystem
The Open Source Space ecosystem is vibrant and is growing and developing rapidly
We ran a roundtable session entitled "Disrupting the space industry with Open Source Satellites: What are the challenges, and how do we address them?" . The key focus of the session was to get participants involved in generating a list of open source capabilities that are either already being used for space applications, or have the potential to be developed for space.
It was evident from the session outputs that teams are working on Open Source projects across the value chain:
- Mission design and analysis
- Flight hardware – subsystems and spacecraft
- Communications protocols
- Ground segment
Open Source Space Teams
Here's the list that we compiled from the roundtable session. We'll be making the list available in a format that allows others to access it contribute updates.
If there's a team that's missing from the list, let us know via the comments section below!
|AALTO Satellites||Cubesat Subsystems, Missions, Ground segment designs and tools|
|AMSAT||Designing, building, operating and funding amateur satellites|
|Applied Ion Systems||Cubesat Subsystems, Testing|
|Aristotle Space And Aeronautics||Cubesat Subsystems, Missions, Science Payloads|
|CNES||Flight Dynamics tools|
|CosmicPi||Space environment monitoring|
|ESA||Software Defined Radios|
|FossaSystems||Cubesat Subsystems, Missions, Ground receivers|
|GMAT||Mission analysis for missions from LEO to interplanetary|
|LibreSpace||Cubesat Subsystems, spacecraft and missions|
|NASA||Structures and mechanisms, design and integration, data processing and handling, propulsion, electronics|
|Open Cansat||CanSat subsystems|
|OpenCores||Components: FPGAs and ASICs|
|Open Source Satellite Programme||Microsatellite components, equipment, subsystems, platforms and missions|
|Orekit||Orbit determination and Propagation|
operations and monitoring
using machine learning
|RISC-V||Components: processor hardware and software|
|SatNOGS||SatNOGS Ground Station, Network, Ground Segment As A Service Client, and crowdsourced transmitter Database|
|The Flame Trench||Rocketry, PocketQubes, astronomy|
This is the first version of the list; are there other teams that we need to include and spotlight?
Let us know in the Comments section below.
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