KubeSat is an open-source project for building a cognitive, autonomous framework for satellite constellations and swarms. It provides the framework needed to develop and operate tasks to be performed on Satellite. Also, it allows for the simulation and optimization of multi-satellite communications.
How It Works
KubeSat provides a framework to manage services for devices.
- NATs server : NATs are messaging services that support a variety of network topologies. For KubeSat to communicate through NATs, a NATs cluster must be configured in advance. Refer to NATs Cluster Configuration for NATs cluster configuration.
- Kubernetes API : Kubernetes is a run-time environment to execute services. KubeSat uses Kubernetes API to manage Services in Kubernetes.
- Resource Manager: Resource Manager monitors jobs and system resources in the Kubernetes and performs a new task as Kubernetes Jobs upon request.
- Service: A service runs as a Kubernetes Job. It can be a general container for Kubernetes or a container developed using the KubeSat library.
- Service Information: Stores available service information that can be performed.
KubeSat Simulation is developed using KubeSat library to simulate multi-satellite communications. It simulates accurate orbital mechanics for each object via OreKit; uses these calculations to place restrictions on communications between satellites, groundstation, and ground sensors; incorporates NATS.io messaging services; and publishes these communications for visualization on a web dashboard built using Cesium and Carbon. Refer to KubeSat Simulation to see the detail.
To develop a new service, start with getting-started.
To deploy the simulation, try simulation quick start.
There are examples in examples.
KubeSat is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license. Full license text is available at LICENSE.