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DIY Comms and Control for Amateur Space by Sandy Antunes

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Preface

The picosatellite field has exploded, going from less than 10 launched per year (back in 2009-2011, when I did my Calliope build) to over 100 launches this year alone. We have gone from requiring a large university or lab to back a project, to a point where even a motivated high school can build one. We are in a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space age, and I’m proud (maybe even a bit smug) that Calliope has been part of that. In fact, I’m building version 2 of my hardware, using advances designed by others who were, in part, inspired by my Project Calliope!

While waiting for launch, I’ve written these four short DIY satellite books for Make:, each of which has sold several thousand copies. I get emails from DIY builders of CubeSats and TubeSats ...

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