SatNOGS - Network of Open Source Satellite Ground Stations

A2 | Thu 24 Jan | 1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Presented by

  • Pierros Papadeas

    Papadeas Pierros SV1QVE was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Studied Architecture but quickly moved to Open Source Community Management roles and work in Mozilla Foundation. An avid satellite and space enthusiast, co-founded (the first and largest hackerspace in Greece) In 2014 he co-founded the Libre Space Foundation following the establishment of SatNOGS, the global network of open source satellite ground stations. During 2016 he oversaw the design, production, and delivery as Project Manager for UPSat the first open source cubesat launched in space.


An overview of the SatNOGS project, a network of satellite ground station around the world, optimized for modularity, built from readily available and affordable tools and resources. We love satellites! And there are thousands of them up there. SatNOGS provides a scalable and modular open-source platform to communicate with them. Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites are our priority and for a good reason. Hundreds of interesting projects worth tracking and listening are happening in LEO and SatNOGS provides a robust platform for doing so. We support VHF and UHF bands for reception with our default configuration, which is easily extendable for transmission and other bands too. We designed and created a global management interface to facilitate multiple ground station operations remotely. An observer is able to take advantage of the full network of SatNOGS ground stations around the world.