New users welcome

Hey @mraptakis,

Welcome on board!

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Good day everyone,
I am Ash Noor, I am in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
I’m not sure how, but I some how came across this lovely foundation, and from reading through it, and seeing some of the cool projects everyone is working on, it has inspired me to stop being just a Observer, and become a Contributor.

I’m a blogger, a new penetration tester (Cyber Security / Info Sec), and I code a bit in Python.
I really writing tools/programs that are helpful. My current passion project is working on a Nubian Dictionary. I was able to digitize one, and now I’m working on a little program that would help recognize that ancient language, and display it on the screen.

I’ve been a lover of space for a while, but only as an observer, and even though I know movies aren’t an actual depiction of things, I do find them inspirational. One of my favorite is “Contact”, and I recently just saw an indie British film called “Cosmos” which was about 3 astronomer friends that go hunting for signals, and things get interesting.

All that to say, I am very happy to be here, and I hope I can contribute in any way.
Thank you in advance for being a place for a space enthusiast like myself to be able to join.

Be safe out there.
See you in the forums.

-Ash

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Hey @ashnoor, welcome!

Feel free to post your ideas and contribute to the discussions here, in the community forum.

If you wish you can also join the LSF chat channel on Element/Matrix and you can introduce yourself there as well.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or you need any clarifications,

Nikoletta

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Thank you kindly @Nikoletta I appreciate the welcome, I will make sure to join the LSF Chat Channel for sure in the near future! :slight_smile:

Have a lovely rest of your week.
-Ash

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Hi everyone, great to meet you all.

My name is Nye Thompson, I’m an international artist based in London and my artwork explores our relationships with new technologies. I’ve been thinking a lot about satellites and power recently as part of my latest art projects, and I’m really interested in ways that people like myself without an engineering background can engage more directly with satellite activity.

I’m hoping to build a ground station this summer, as part of an artist residency & art exhibition in Craiova, Romania. I have some experience with Raspberry Pi, although not with RF - so any additional support from the community will be much appreciated.

Looking forward to getting involved in this amazing project.

Nye

nyethompson.net

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Hi @newyearseve, welcome!

The best source for info is our wiki, and of course if something is not clear you can create threads here with your questions.

There were some art/museum projects that you can check for ideas, for example check this one or this one.

PS note to myself… it would be nice to have a page in wiki for documenting such installations…

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Thanks for the kind welcome @fredy!
And thanks also for the links to the art/museum projects - look forward to checking them out. Yeah an art installation page on the wiki would be great, hope to be able to contribute something to it soon.

Have a great week –

Nye

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Your work looks rad, can’t wait to see your project.

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Hey thanks @jebba :grin: - thanks for checking out my work, glad you enjoyed!

Hello my name is Duaij , 9K2DG , i call myself new here because i am still learning from scratch until now . i do not have ground station but i am willing to have one soon . building the ground station from scratch is something important to learn . but first of all i need to understand how other stations listen/decode so that if i have my own station i will be ready and not mess things up . i am really interested in Satellite Technolgies and Amater Radio Satellite cummonications so for me the learning curve is always up . thanks for this community and i hope everyone nice journey :+1:

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Hello Montaser @Motolization , nice to have you here , can you give us an update about your project SunewnewSat, the Pocketqube satellite ? it looks very interesting to see your final development regarding your satellite , is the following below is your website ?

keep up the good work my friend

Hello Clemens @DL2ZZ

nice to have you here , it will be great to hear your update on your project to build SatNOGs for your club . it will be interesting to see other enthusiasts progress with building the ground station.

keep up the good work my friend

Tbh: I think this is a dead-end!

If you’re interested in current PocketQubes: see our development of the QUBIK twins and their deployer.

Have a look at QUBIK - Libre Space Foundation

HTH,
Patrick

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Hi,
I am Patricia, I work at the African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English Language, located on Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, (Affiliated to United to United Nations).I was part of the HUMSAT team which was a very exciting experience for me ,but we had some challenges which found immediate answers immediately I found this community. I would be most grateful if my colleagues could also be part of this brilliant community, owing to fact that a lot of your activities are very helpful to the entire outer space community.

Thank you!

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Hi, @alstair2021! Welcome!

Thank you for joining our community which is open to everyone who is interested in Space, open-source and Space Technology. Feel free to join the discussions taking place here or ask any questions you might have. You can also join the dedicated Libre Space Foundation element/matrix channel.
And of course, your colleagues are welcome to join. As I mentioned the community and our channels are open to everyone!

Best,

Nikoletta

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Hey, I’m Phil, I am a software developer by trade and I’ve recently become a little obsessed with all things space related. I’d very much like to contribute to this open-source platform so any pointers on where it’s best for a newbie to start will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Phil

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Hi @phannant :wave:t2:

Welcome to the Community. It is great to have you here and to see that you are interested in space and open-source.

You can start by joining the dedicated LSF channel on Element/Matrix. Feel free to introduce yourself there as well and state your interest.

I would also suggest that you take a look at the GitLab repositories of LSF. Do keep in mind though, that if you find something you would like to contribute to, before embarking on working on the issue, you need to inform the developer of the project by adding a comment on that issue.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or you need any clarifications,

Nikoletta

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Hi, I’m Tassos and I am an aerospace engineer and a radio amateur. I follow up Libre Space Foundation’s activities since 2015 and I must confess that I admire the work that is carried out and its open-source concept. Recently, I visited LSF laboratory in hackerspace’s address in Athens and I had a fruitful talk with a member, Aris Nikas. Being very much interested in contributing to the great work that is performed and to join LSF team, I would like to ask you how this can be possible and if there is any need in the projects of QUBIC, SIDLOC and SatNOGS. Btw, I have already joined the LSF channel on Element/Matrix and I would be happy to contribute wherever it is needed. Thank you very much!

Kind regards,
Tassos Panagiotopoulos

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Hi @tassos_pan, welcome to the LSF Community!
This is Nikoλetta from LSF.

Thank you for your kind words, for your interest in the Organisation and its projects and for your interest in contributing to our projects.

Let me start by sharing with you the LSF repositories on GitLab. I understand that you already have some of our projects in mind but here is the full list of all the projects that we have. Some are under active development.
Since you have already joined the LSF channel on matrix/element, I would suggest that you introduce yourself there as well and that you state your interest in contributing. The members there will guide you to the right project.

Hope this was helpful.

Do let me know if you have any questions or you need any further clarifications,

Best,

Nikoλetta

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Thank you very much Nikoλetta for your information and tips! :slightly_smiling_face:

Best regards,

Tassos

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