Satnogs DB

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SatNOGS DB is an effort to create a holistic, unified, global transmitter database for all satellite transmitters. You can export the data or even connect your application using our API. It's part of the SatNOGS project.

Data

The DB is open to everyone. Anyone is able to submit suggestions or use the existing Transmitters. All data are public and freely under the Creative Commons Atribution-Share Alike license.

Contribute

Adding Satellites

If you are a moderator you can add new satellites on the DB. For that follow the instructions:

  1. Log in to db.satnogs.org
  2. Navigate to https://db.satnogs.org/admin (if you are seeing a login screen, you are either not logged in to db.satnogs.org, or don't have moderator permissions)
  3. Click on Base::Satellite Add button
  4. Complete the information to the best of your knowledge. Norad ID and Name are mandatory. Add multiple names on the "Names" field.
  5. Click Save and you are done!
  6. You can now move on to the next steps: suggesting and approving transmitters for this satellite.

Note: this process may change in the future; see the Gitlab issues list for details.

Suggesting transmitters

Detailed instructions on suggesting transmitters can be found here.

Approving transmitters

If you are a moderator you can approved suggestions for transmitters. For that follow the instructions:

  1. Log in to db.satnogs.org
  2. Navigate to https://db.satnogs.org/admin (if you are seeing a login screen, you are either not logged in to db.satnogs.org, or don't have moderator permissions)
  3. Click on Base::Suggestions
  4. Click on the suggestion you want to review and carefully check the data, especially the citation URL
  5. When you are ready to approve or delete the suggestion, go back to the full list of suggestions
  6. Select the suggestions you want to act upon and from the drop down above either approve them or reject them
  7. You are done!

Note: this process may change in the future; see the Gitlab issues list for details.

Coding

Fluent in Python and/or JS? We need you to help with the satnogs-db web application! Take a look at our source code, or visit our issues tracker to start filling bugs, feature requests or code fixes for existing ones.

API

The SatNOGS DB API is available to anyone at https://db.satnogs.org/api/ More docs to come....

Installation

Docker Installation

VirtualEnv Installation