Get Started

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Welcome to the SatNOGS community! Here you can find all info to get you started.

Who are you

Radio Amateur

Most members of SatNOGS community are radio amateur operators licensed in may different countries around the world.

Satellite enthusiast

You love space and space data? SatNOGS is just the project for you! There are many learning opportunities around our community, and you can start easily with accessible projects, while you gradually become a space expert!

Satellite operator

You have your own satellite project, that's awesome! Many SatNOGS ground stations are built by satellite operators to gain extended access on their satellite telemetry and use the stations for telecommand and control.

STEP 1: Join the community

First things first: make sure to get connected with fellow SatNOG-ers!

  1. Sign up for our newsletter.
  2. Join the community forums and announce yourself.
  3. Follow us on twitter, facebook, google+
  4. Join our live discussions over at IRC #satnogs @freenode or via Matrix #satnogs room

STEP 2: Choose and deploy your setup

Learn about the different options for ground stations and software, and create your station.

STEP 3: Create an account on Dev Network

STEP 4: Test your setup

STEP 5: Request a production account

STEP +: Consider wider contributions

There are many ways to contribute to the SatNOGS project: