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23 Apr 2023
In this hangout, we share more about our open source buoys and how they will gather and report data received from Kernow Sat-1.
23 Feb 2023
At OSSAT we're developing an OBC for small sats. We're now releasing this for people to start developing their own software.
17 Jan 2023
Our December hangout was hosted by KISPE Senior Software Engineer, Paul Madle, talking about the OSSAT on board software.
17 Nov 2022
October hangout, we were joined by KISPE Systems Engineer, Ben Hudson, who discussed using space-based radio telescopes to image black holes.
12 Oct 2022
In our September hangout, KISPE Engineer, Sufyaan Akram, shared his knowledge and expertise on constellations.
28 Jul 2022
In our July hangout, we were joined by Jeroen Wink, Co-founder and CRO of Satellite Propulsion System specialists, Dawn Aerospace.
9 Feb 2022
Find out about how the growing space industry offers opportunities for all to develop an exciting career - and about opportunities with KISPE!
12 Jan 2022
How Space-Based and Space-Enabled systems are supporting lives and activities - close to home and around the world.
15 Nov 2021
We’re excited to go Public on GitHub with our Mercury GS code!
22 Jul 2021
Download our Synthetic Aperture Radar Concept of Operations and find out about the payload needs for SAR missions
16 Jul 2021
Corporate Collaborators CFMS optimised the structure of the initial OSSAT concept design for multiple mission objectives
30 Jun 2021
Community collaborator Richard Tait analysed several launch vehicles to generate a launch envelope for the Open Source Satellite
28 May 2021
We've published the results of the radiation tests performed on the Atmel SAMA5D3 processor. Download your copy of our report!
21 May 2021
We've published the results of the radiation tests performed on the ST Microelectronics STM32H753 processor. Download your copy of our report!
14 May 2021
We've published the results of the radiation tests performed on the Atmel/Microchip SAMV71 microprocessor. Download your copy of our report!
1 Apr 2021
Can YOU generate a spacecraft structure concept that is capable of accommodating a range of different payload types?
31 Mar 2021
This download describes what an Internet of Things payload requires from the platform and how such missions typically operate.
12 Mar 2021
This download describes what an Optical Earth Observation payload requires from the platform and how such missions typically operate.
4 Mar 2021
Help us to identify suitable, commercially available attitude determination and control system sensors and actuators
3 Mar 2021
Want to help decide what bus technologies we fly in space?
26 Feb 2021
What does the future holds for MBSE?
22 Feb 2021
We have been developing and assessing mission Concepts of Operations to ensure OSSAT stakeholder utility and flexibility.
8 Feb 2021
The objective of this project is to identify memory technologies suitable for the memory needs of the OSSAT Platform computer
3 Feb 2021
The OpenSatCom initiative evaluated available open source Python libraries for multi-satellite propagation.
11 Jan 2021
Do you use the Rule of 10 when developing software for space?
4 Jan 2021
We sought the contributions of OSCW'20 participants to evolve and generate an up-to-date snapshot of the Open Source Space capability landscape.
9 Dec 2020
OSCW'20 is going virtual this year!
2 Dec 2020
Watch our introductory video about OSSAT Systems Engineering
15 Nov 2020
Figuring out the best way to share the outputs of the Open Source Satellite Programme isn't as straightforward as it sounds...
1 Nov 2020
Are you interested in Space and Front-End design? Get in touch!
12 Oct 2020
We presented a paper and video lecture about disrupting the space industry with Open Source.
17 Jul 2020
The Open Source Satellite Programme is evaluating microprocessors with the support of Research England and the University of Surrey.
6 Jun 2020
Our Manifesto describes the approach for the development of the worlds first open source microsatellite platform
16 Apr 2020
Reaching a new Milestone: Celebrating the 2,000,000th SatNOGS Observation!
2 Apr 2020
The Open Source Satellite Programme has been invited to feature in the technical proceedings for the Small Satellite Conference,
24 Mar 2020
Shining a spotlight on the work of an international team that embodies the Open Source philosophy to tackle the health impacts of COVID-19
4 Mar 2020
We are delighted to receive an UBO training satellite model on loan from the Satellite Applications Catapult.
16 Dec 2019
The Open Source Satellite provides microsatellite-class mission utility at an affordable price, to stimulate new sustainable business models
2 Dec 2019
The Open Source Space ecosystem is vibrant and is growing and developing rapidly.
12 Nov 2019
Our approach to enabling our customers to turn their ideas into reality is underpinned by our Systems Thinking.
1 Nov 2019
Advancing new mission ideas from theoretical possibility to commercially-sustainable reality: Our second presentation at IAC2019, Washington, DC.
30 Oct 2019
We were delighted to deliver two presentations about the Open Source Satellite Programme in Washington, D.C., 21st-25th October 2019.
21 Oct 2019
We left last week’s Open Source Cubesat Workshop with a sense of excitement and anticipation about the future of the Open Source space industry.
9 Oct 2019
We are going to be attending the third Open Source Cubesat Workshop, 14th-16th October 2019.
23 Sep 2019
We are excited to have received the first European shipment of the ACORN system from Oakman Aerospace.
19 Sep 2019
We are delighted to welcome Oakman Aerospace, Inc. “Oakman” to the Open Source Satellite Programme community.
13 Aug 2019
The AIAA/Utah State University Small Satellite Conference is a “must” on our annual conference calendar.
12 Jul 2019
Here’s a selection of some of the questions that you wanted answers to...get in touch with us tell us what else you want to know.
28 Jun 2019
We have a vision to create synergies within the emerging open source ecosystem to create robust microsatellite platforms.
5 Jun 2019
Book your place and join us for our first webinar on 3rd June 2019!
"7 Things You Want To Know About The Open Source Satellite Programme"
31 May 2019
A different approach is required to deliver flexible, capable small satellites that are affordable and accessible.
13 May 2019
Less than a decade ago, cubesats featured almost solely in the academic domain. The same can be said today for Open Source satellites.
24 Apr 2019
It’s not often that engineers are given the opportunity to start with a truly clean sheet of paper when undertaking design work.
3 Apr 2019
SatNews Magazine features an article about how the Open Source Satellite Programme intends to empower the next wave of smallsat disruption
20 Mar 2019
It is important to us that the information that we release remains Open Source for everyone.
1 Mar 2019
Investing time, money and effort to create new ideas, products and intellectual property, then giving it away may seem counter-intuitive.
29 Jan 2019
We’re proud to announce the launch of our new website, introducing a unique hub for our community and partners in the small satellite industry.
17 Jan 2019
Using a Model-Based Systems Engineering approach to develop a central repository which documents the Open Source Satellite design.
10 Jan 2019
Providing increased mission and payload capabilities without growing the mass of the spacecraft platform.
3 Jan 2019
Ensuring our initiative serves the needs of our stakeholders and the community.
27 Dec 2018
Moving from philosophy to the reality: What are the benefits of an “Open Source Satellite?
24 Dec 2018
Creating a springboard for the development of a community-based approach to delivering affordable and accessible space and space-enabled systems.