Free Software on the final frontier: GNU Radio controls the ISEE-3 Spacecraft

Posted on August 9, 2014 by Marko Dimjašević
International Sun/Earth Explorer 3
International Sun/Earth Explorer 3

More and more space technology is free software, which is great to hear. Not that long ago the International Space Station switched to Debian GNU/Linux, and now GNU Radio is used by citizen scientists to bring back to life a spacecraft abandoned by NASA in 1999. Read more about it at the Free Software Foundation.

Let’s hope some day there will be nothing but free software in science.