Tracking low earth satellites using RTL-SDR

Travis Goodspeed has been experimenting with remote satellite tracking over the internet. His setup uses a satellite dish originally used with a mobile earth station on maritime vessels. Movement of the dish is accomplished with servos and an EiBotBoard” wired into a BeagleBone. Travis describes further, “My initial build using an RTL-SDR dongle. Data processing […]

Looking up at the spy

When spy satellites peer down at you from over head, what can you do? Well, if your’re Thierry Legault and Emmanuel Rietsch you look back! The pair of enterprising Frenchmen have modified a consumer-grade telescope, added a small motor, hand-held controller and a video camera. The result is a do-it-yourself satellite tracker capable of recording […]