Tracking and receiving messages from satellites with LoRa

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Background on LoRa

Cubesats, what?

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Using the TinyGS platform for (sending and) receiving data from satellites

The FossaSAT-1 satellite in development (picture from Github)
One of the cheap, low cost LoRa devices. (Buy here at Amazon)
Screenshot of the Telegram channel with my group station receiving a message from Norbi
Norbi
SDSat
FEES
VR3X-A
VR3X-B
VR3X-C
More to come...

My TinyGS setup

TTGO T-Beam LoRa module (433MHz buy here at Amazon)
Picture of the dipole (left), the SWR (middle) and the frequency match (right).

Receiving the actual data

A data packet from the FEES satellite
A data packet from the Norby / Norbi satellite
The data in the package received.

Sending data

What’s the goal?

Make sure to visit TinyGS.com, all necessary information to start with this project is there. Tutorials, frequently asked questions, links to the Telegram groups.

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Cyber security, smart grids, electric vehicles, distributed ledger technology, hardware. Owner of Innoshift B.V. Articles on personal title.

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Cyber security, smart grids, electric vehicles, distributed ledger technology, hardware. Owner of Innoshift B.V. Articles on personal title.

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