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SatNOGS is an integral part of the Libre Space Foundation. The project aims to build a global network of satellite ground stations. Designed as an open source participatory project, the hardware is straightforward to build using commonly available parts and some 3D printed elements. A ground station is built to interact with a website that holds key satellite information. The web interface allows a user to schedule a satellite observation of any of the networked ground stations.

Here you can find more information on how to get started with SatNOGS, building and operating a satellite ground station and joining the SatNOGS Network.

A SatNOGS ground station can be made in a variety of ways. The reference design uses a Raspberry Pi and RTL-SDR dongle with either stationary antennas, or a rotator (either a SatNOGS rotator or a commercial amateur radio rotator). It is also possible to use amateur radio transceivers or alternative SDR technology.

The image below illustrates the system:

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What is SatNOGS

Intro to SatNOGS

Intro to ground stations



Learn how to get started

Build a ground station



Signal Reception


SatNOGS Network

Scheduling your first observation and operating your station

Tuning and adjusting your station

Satnogs DB

Decode Telemetry and Packets



Software contribution

Provide documentation

Satnogs DB


Get in touch and ask for help