Ground Sphere CubeSat Ground Station Wiki v0.2

Introduction

Welcome to the Ground Sphere CubeSat Ground Station. This is a joint project between Mach 30 and Southern Stars to take the lessons learned from Mach 30's GS-001 ground station and create a low cost satellite ground station so backers, students, and space enthusiasts can listen to SkyCube tweet from space.

Ground Sphere for Makers

Mach 30 believes that Makers and Makerspaces will be a large part of the new spacefaring workforce, partnering with us in our mission "[t]o hasten the advancement of humanity into a spacefaring civilization through sustainable leadership, open design practices, and a bias toward mature technology." If that sounds like something you want to be involved in, we encourage you to jump right in. If you want to start with our design rationale, take a look at the Systems Engineering Process section in the navigation bar at the right. If building, testing, and operating a ground station is more your speed, start with the Documentation section of the navigation bar. Always make sure to read any Safety Procedures first so that you can have the safest experience possible with Ground Sphere. Also, don't forget to register for an Open Design Engine account so you can start posting to the forums.

Ground Sphere for Educators

We intend to have Ground Sphere kits available sometime in the first quarter of 2014. If you're interested in finding out more about Ground Sphere in education, please contact Mach 30 . If you're planning to build and operate a Ground Sphere ground station on your own, please start by reading the Safety Procedures.

Ground Sphere for Students

If you're a student who's ready to start working with Ground Sphere, be sure to start with the Safety Procedures. Once you're up to speed on those, you'll want to take a look at the Operating Manual to learn how to operate the ground station. Any other documentation that you may need should be in the navigation bar at the right under Documentation. Also, don't forget to register for an Open Design Engine account so you can start posting to the forums.