An open-source, integrated platform designed to increase development speed, lower risk, and allow teams to focus on their payload. KubOS Linux packages communications protocols, subsystem APIs, and core services into a single platform. But we don’t stop there, we provide intuitive developer tools, an SDK, documentation, and Service Level Agreement Support.
The CubeSat standard was created by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Stanford University’s Space Systems Development Lab in 1999 to facilitate access to space for university students. Since then the standard has been adopted by hundreds of organizations worldwide. CubeSat developers include not only universities and educational institutions, but also private firms and government organizations.
The Planetary Society' Space Missions
The Planetary Society’s vision is to know the cosmos and our place within it. We follow the world’s space exploration missions and produce news and resources you won’t find anywhere else.
The Space Safety Coalition (SSC, SpaceSafety.org) is an ad hoc coalition of companies, organizations, and other government and industry stakeholders that actively promotes responsible space safety through the adoption of relevant international standards, guidelines and practices, and the development of more effective space safety guidelines and best practices. Space safety includes physical safety, communications safety and space weather awareness. Physical safety includes avoiding launch and on-orbit collisions, minimization of human casualty from spacecraft or debris reentry, and the long-term sustainability of the space operations environment. Communications safety includes minimizing the incidence and severity of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) events.
SatNOGS is an open source ground station and network, optimized for modularity, built from readily available and affordable tools and resources.
Polish students’ satellite
In 1980, Carl Sagan, Louis Friedman, and Bruce Murray founded The Planetary Society. They saw that there was enormous public interest in space, but that this was not reflected in government, as NASA’s budget was cut again and again. Today, The Planetary Society continues this work, under the leadership of CEO Bill Nye, as the world’s largest and most influential non-profit space organization. The organization is supported by over 50,000 members in over 100 countries, and by hundreds of volunteers around the world. Our mission is to empower the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. We advocate for space and planetary science funding in government, inspire and educate people around the world, and develop and fund groundbreaking space science and technology.
‘Probably the lowest-cost scientific space mission in human history.’ Self-funded project started with as low as 1000 Euros back in 2015. Project by-products already serve the NewSpace community around the globe.
Telesat is launching a state-of-the-art satellite constellation of highly advanced satellites in low-earth-orbit (~1,000 km from earth; ~35 times closer than traditional satellites) that will seamlessly integrate with terrestrial networks. The global network will deliver fiber quality throughput (Gbps links; low latency) anywhere on earth. This is a highly flexible system that dynamically allocates capacity where there’s demand, thus maximizing system efficiency.