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#18. Debian Astro

Last edited on 2023-06-16 Tagged under  #space 

Here are this week's 3 links worth exploring:

  1. Debian GNU/Linux has the concept of "pure blends". These are not forks of the Debian distribution, but rather curated collections of Debian packages dedicated to a specific purpose or task. One of these pure blends is Debian Astro. Its purpose is to meet the requirements of both professional and hobby astronomers. It integrates a large number of software packages covering telescope control, data reduction, presentation and other fields: https://blends.debian.org/astro/

  2. The Open Source Satellite (OSSAT) programme is committed to bringing open source philosophy and practices to space. Their mission is to develop a completely open small satellite platform. Its design and tools will be accessible to anyone who desires to participate, and they seek to grow a community of contributors and users that will expand both spacecraft design and access to space-based resources: https://www.opensourcesatellite.org/

  3. How exactly would you design an open source satellite? A look at OSSAT's computer board, software progress to date, and interviews with developers: https://youtu.be/aX-o6n6gheo

Quote of the Week: "No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit." — Helen Keller

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