This week @ULSF Alex @Csete submitted a fix to the Gnu Radio user interface, Gnu Radio Companion. Digging into GRC and Gnu Radio will help us to establish a way for anyone to build a ground station and download the RF configuration for anyone’s mission tracking and communications.
I discovered another interesting part of the world in Modelica, an open source electro-mechanical dynamics modeling and simulation tool based on the Modelica Language and intended for graphical user interfaces. It’s quite mature, with a substantial commercial following in Europe including Dassault Systèmes. A model is defined and compiled into a simulation from the graphical user interface.
That code base has already given me some good pointers for my own work on Sagittarius. A post entitled “Atoms and Molecules” describes the work in progress.
Mike @mrdoornbos and friends including Tiffany @astrogerly are working on Space Up DC this August 27th and 28th at the Space Policy Institute. Follow @spaceupdc for more to come including registration this Tuesday.
Space is up, i.e., ad astra.