SDRmakerspace brings together makers, open-source hackers, radio amateurs, and researchers providing funding, resources and a passionate community tackling together challenges in using Software Defined Radio for space communications. By doing so, it is opening up development to a wide variety of people, organizations, and companies.
We will present the final results of the subactivities undertook within SDRmakerspace in three 2-hour slots (for which you are requested to register separately) in the afternoon at 15:00 CEST(13:00 UTC) on Mon 6, Tue 7 and Wed 8 September 2021.
The event is organized by the European Space Agency, and will be contacted using the Webex platform, it is open to all interested individuals provided they register through Eventbrite in the provided links below.
Monday 6 Sep will be focused on the evaluation of various SDR boards and FPGA tools chains. High-rate direct sampling by SDR’s and SDR on Android will also be presented.
This years Open Source Cubesat Workshop (OSCW) dates have been announced and we are excited to host the event in Athens from the 14th to the 16th October 2019. Previous years have seen an amazing attendance from a really diverse range of backgrounds spanning makerspaces, academia and industry and everything in between to create this unique event. We at Libre Space hope to see you there.
Libre Space Foundation at Software Freedom Kosovo Conference
Libre Space were delighted to be asked to speak at Software Freedom Kosovo 2019 . Jo attended and gave a talk about all LSF projects undertaken to date, including SatNOGS, UPsat, SDRmakerspace, PocketqubesHPR rocketry and more. The talk was well received and there was a lot of interest. Its fabulous to note that since this conference the first SatNOGS station in Kosovo has appeared on the network. Many thanks for an excellent conference and warm welcome.
European Summer of Code In Space (SOCIS) open till May the 4th.
A full list of approved proposed project ideas is available on the ESA SOCIS website. It’s fantastic to see that several of these projects are mentored by active contributors on our community forums and chat-rooms. The following selection are building on existing Libre Space Foundation codebase:
Upcoming Events with Libre Space Foundation presence
We are excited to have representatives at the following events over the next few months, if you are attending any of these events do feel free to talk to us about our projects, we are happy to share our passion!
Hamvention 2019, May 17th-19th, Xenia, Ohio, United Stated Of America. Find us at booth 1006.
7th European Ground System Architecture Workshop (ESAW). May 21st-22nd at ESA ESOC, Darmstadt Germany.
Cloud Expo Asia, May 22nd-23rd, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
4th ESA Cubesat Industry Days, June 4th-6th, ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands.
Barcelona Techno Week 2019, June 17th-21st, Institute of Cosmos Sciences, Barcelona University of Physics, Spain
Ham Radio 2019, June 21st- 23rd, Neue Messe, Friedrichschafen, Germany. Find us at stand A1-562.
Software Defined Radio Academy 2019, June 22nd, a satellite event to Ham Radio 2019
Members of the LSF team travelled to attend and speak at the “Beyond the Cradle” event held at MIT in Boston in the US. This lively conference was focused on envisioning a new space age and as such had a plethora of speakers from a diverse range of areas of the space community.
Pierros Papadeas spoke about the broad aims of Libre Space Foundation and the milestones so far, of course focusing on UPsat and SatNOGS as well as over viewing the open source working methodologies of our global contributors.
European Space Agency Advanced Manufacturing Workshop
Members of Libre Space Foundation attended the European Space Agency Advanced Manufacturing Workshop held at the ESTEC facility in the Netherlands. A packed couple of days with overviews of current state of the art advanced manufacturing processes being presented and also working groups discussing and debating how to increase the relevance of advanced manufacturing techniques in the space sector. LSF team keenly promoted the notion of open source approaches and certainly utilising this approach for developing some responses to the problems in post/concurrent processing, metrology and quality checks that seemed prevalent barriers reducing the uptake of emergent additive manufacturing methods. Around the workshop timetable LSF team managed to network well and identified some parties interested in SatNOGS station development and also met with ESA staff to discuss potential ESA projects LSF may be interested in applying to join.