Ground Segment Software Release

The Ground Segment Software specifically developed for PicSat is finally released!

Here are some of its features:

  • Pure-python (compatible 2.7 and 3.5)
  • OS-independent (ran on windows, Linux and raspberry PI)
  • Remote-controlling enabled (through ssh)
  • TeleCommand and TeleMetries APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for scripting commands
  • Data-frames based on CCSDS standard, packing/unpacking fully parameterizable to meet specific needs
  • Real-time storage of unpacked frames in database (up to ~1 Mbytes/sec), and on disk
  • Cryptographic signature to secure TCs
  • AX25-KISS aware
  • Antenna listening & writing from-to any port (serial, usb, tcp/ip, etc)
  • Possibility of interfacing third-party applications for additional real-time visualization and tweaks

It is released under the GPL Licence, see for details.

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