Low earth orbit satellite communication is a must when your are building your own satellite. SatNOGS is a DIY ground station network platform that aspires to create a full modular and scalable stack of open technologies based on open standards that will provide interoperability with , and the construction of a full ground station.
Key part of the SatNOGS stack is it's Global Management Network connecting multiple observers with multiple ground stations, enabling tracking and monitoring of LEO satellites from multiple locations around the world. All data gathered will be publicly accessible trough the network website.
In order to implement this general stack SatNOGS is using four different sub-projects.
A web application running on a server that takes care of discovery of ground stations, registering of users, scheduling and job-detailing of observation as well as data collection and analysis once an observation is done.
The main page features a map with all ground stations, details about a featured ground station and latest completed and scheduled observations.
The timeline view gives a quick overview on the data that each ground station collected within the observation timeframe. On the left you can see the list of the Ground Stations that participated in the observation and on the right you can check the timeblocks each ground station got data.
The data view currently supports observed sound waves and has the ability for playback directly in the browser. A download link is also available so users can further process the data available.
SatNOGS Network also provides an API that matches it's current DB model and enables other applications or services to query SatNOGS Network for information about Ground Stations, Observations, Data, Transponders or even Satellites.
You can play around with it in the SatNOGS Netwokr dev instance. For now authenticated users of the website are the only ones with POST (write) access, anyone else can view only (GET).
The SatNOGS Network code can be found (follow and contribute too!) here: https://github.com/satnogs/
A live development version of the website with demo data [WARNING ;)] can be found here:https://dev.satnogs.org/
SatNOGS DB , a separate crowd-sourced suggestions app build around transponder data for satellites. The source of truth about transponder data still lives under SatNOGS network (our main observation and scheduling website and SatNOGS DB would expose all these data and enable users around the world to provide suggestions about transponders for satellites.