In co-operation with the Harvard and Smithsonian Center of Astrophysics Walbach Library, we are developing and prototyping an open metadata schema to link the data, software, and hardware of small satellite missions. The project will be piloted using SatNOGS, Libre Space’s open source network of satellite ground stations.
As part of the project we are installing new SatNOGS ground stations at five public libraries. These five libraries will be the first participants in LSTN. We plan to expand LSTN and develop educational resources to support libraries participating in LSTN pending the success of this pilot program.