My name is Moses. I am new to this community. This is my first post so apologies if I am a bit off topic.
Currently, my university has finished developing a CubeSat as part of the ongoing QB50 project. I was assigned the task of ground station software development as part of my PhD studies[im a new phd student]. The software is developed in GNU Radio for baseband processing and C++ for coding/decoding and framing/deframing. The modulation scheme used is GFSK @9k6. Framing is done in AX.25 and CubeSat Space Protocol(CSP). I was able to communicate with the satellite in the lab and now im looking for a way to communicate with orbiting satellites to verify the software before the satellite is launched sometime this year. Unfortunately, our ground station is located in Northern part of Sweden (Kiruna) whereby we wont be able to see our CubeSat once it is launched as it will be launched from the ISS. After a bit of reasearch, I found out that SatNOGS will be the perfect candidate for the job. Im quite new in this stuff and I therefore need to ask for guidance and references regarding the issues below
Live data streaming. I have seen some telemetry files in SatNOGS database. Is there any API that would enable me to schedule and access live satellite data? If so, please provide me with instructions on how to do it as well as reference materials
Access fee. I understand that this is an open source project which doesnt necessarily mean its free. However, I havent seen any reference on cost of using this network. Is there any cost associated with using this service?
Scheduling an observation. In order to verify the ground station functionaly, the QB50 team asked every member of the project to try to cummunicate with the QB50P1 satellite. I can see that one user in this community has tried that already. The question I have is to how to do that? The network page asks for a login password. When I clicked it, it directed me to the community page where I was able to create an account. I was assuming that this account could be used for all services (database, network etc). Unfortunately, it is not working on the network part. Please advice.