#29. Space Resources

Last edited on 2023-09-01 Tagged under  #space 

Here are this week's 3 links worth exploring:

  1. A compilation of freeware and open source (mostly Python) space- and astronomy-related tools, libraries, software packages, and data sources. Author also has a very in-depth Youtube channel that combines Python with space science: https://github.com/ThomasAlbin/Space-Tools

  2. The Orbital Index is a weekly technical newsletter focused on space science and exploration, the space economy, and related activities. They maintain a list of space-related code, APIs, data, and other resources, much of it under open-source licenses: https://github.com/orbitalindex/awesome-space

  3. GASPACS (Get Away Special Passive Attitude Control Satellite) was the first satellite to use Raspberry Pi Zero as its flight computer. Built by a team of undergraduate students at Utah State University, the plucky cubesat spent 117 days in orbit. Its flight software, CubeWorks, is mostly written in Python and open source: https://github.com/SmallSatGasTeam/CubeWorks

Quote of the Week: "You are a spy, seized in a strange city, blindfolded, thrown in a car. The car makes frequent turns to shake off pursuers. All you have to go on are the sensations of acceleration and side force as the car speeds up and turns and brakes. Can you keep track of where you are? If you can, you are an inertial navigation system." — Don Eyles, Sunburst and Luminary: An Apollo Memoir


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