FossaSat is a pocketqube satellite which is being developed using free and open source ethics, more detailed information about the hardware and software involved in this project can be found here.
It will create the world’s first free and open source IoT network. The satellite will test the new LoRa spread spectrum modulation, allowing unprecedented link budgets with <5$ receivers, democratizing telecommunications to millions of students and individuals worldwide.
Based on the 5x5x5cm PocketQube standard, it will truly reduce the barrier to entry for launching a satellite with launch and development costs under 30000 EUR.
FossaSat-1 has succesfully completed it’s mission in orbit with thousands of data points received and these are being analyzed. Although with reduced gain, LoRa packets have succesfully been received and dozens of RTTY packets decoded by amateurs. Thermal model conclusions have already been carried and can be seen here.
We will soon be publishing a full report evaluating the performance of the mission and lessons learned.
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To use and decode the FossaSat-1 Satellite, please consult our ground station database and instructional guides.