the Universal Space Operations Center for several missions
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USOC - Universal Space Operation Center

This is a universal ground station that can be used to communicate via the Iridium satellite network as well as communicating to a scientific experiment using the computers serial port.

Iridium is a satellite communication system, previously mainly used for satellite phone calls and remote control and tracking of scientific instruments or trucks. Recently, however, more and more lightweight modules were introduced to the market which allows for new applications in vehicles such as high-altitude balloons and miniaturized spacecraft.

The goal for my GSOC development was to improve the existing ground station coded for the MIRKA2-RX KSat experiment in order to get a more flexible and versatile platform that can be easily modified and fitted to the needs of an experiment.


Showcase of the GNSS 3D view in the Univeral Ground Operation Center


The documentation of for this project can be found here

How To Contribute

  • Create a Issue if none exists for the work you want to do and state what you want to do. If you want to work on an issue that's already open. Comment on that issue so that we know that you are working on it.
  • Fork the project (make sure you fork the develop branch, as it is the most up-to-date)
  • Add your code
  • Create a pull request (again, to the develop branch, not master)



This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details