This page provides links to external sites of interest for the DevelopSpace concept. A listing of links to open source software tools for engineering are also provided as part of the DevelopSpace Open Source Engineering Tools project.
Open Source Space Activities
- CSTART - An open source, international space agency currently working on a sounding rocket and, longer term, a series of manned missions culminating in moon landings.
- The OpenLuna Foundation - A group planning a series of manned and unmanned moon mission.
- SEDSAT-2 - A international, collaboratively developed cubesat. (SEDS Wiki) (Protoforge Project)
- AMSAT Eagle Satellite Wiki Documentation (FDL) (AMSAT has been developing spacecraft for the amateur radio community since the early 1960s)
- Virtual Apollo Guidance Computer (GPL)
- CosmosCode - A NASA Ames open source software initiative, part of NASA Ames CoLab
- The Open Source Spacecraft Project (FDL) - www.OpenSourceSpacecraft.org
- OpenFlightLinux Project
- Lunarpedia (Public Domain)
- Marspedia (Public Domain)
- Also see our Open Source Engineering Tools listing.
- openvirgle ()
Articles Related to Open Source and Space
- Open Source Software and its Role in Space Exploration (Presentation (PDF), Article) by D.J. Byrne
- Software of Space Exploration by David Boswell
- Open Source Satellite Control
- Building an Open Source Space Program
- Open source lives on Mars with rover mission extension
- A Review of Licensing and Collaborative Development with Special Attention to the Design of Self-Replicating Space Habitat Systems
Open Source Beyond Software
These sites may have relevant insights and inspiration for activities here:
- Open source being applied in specific domains
- http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org (need to register to see full set of projects)
- Three related sites: http://www.epower-propulsion.com/, http://www.efluids.com/, and http://www.emicronano.com/ (some aspects of the content of these is directly relevant to DevelopSpace)
- Open source aerogel
- Wikipedia list of open source hardware projects
- A variety of open source rapid prototyping / 3D printers (might be something you'd want in your Mars outpost...):
The New Science of Sharing a Business Week article on open source in science.
NASA Software Distribution Policy
Random Open Source links