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Welcome to the A New Command and Control Protocol for CubeSats Challenge! #spaceapps_techedsat
TechEdSat is a 1U CubeSat that will  be launched on 21 July 2012 from Tanegashima, Japan aboard the HTV-3  ISS resupply mission.  TechEdSat will be among the first CubeSats to be  deployed from the ISS, and is investigating the use of Plug and Play  software/hardware and intersatellite communication via Iridium and  Orbcomm networks.   
For this challenge, space hackers must implement a command and control  system, utilizing both the OrbComm and Iridium modems as uplink and  downlink.  The software should be modular to facilitate the easy  implementation of future commands, and should be fault tolerant. 
A ground segment of the software should include the ability for a laptop  (or bonus points for an Apple or Android phone) to issue commands to  the spacecraft over Iridium/Orbcomm.  The spacecraft segment should be  written for a Linux environment able to listen for commands, and have  the ability to send arbitrary data packages back to the ground.   
Bonus points for relaying data received from the spacecraft automatically to Twitter. 
Space hackers will be issued interface documentation for Iridium and  OrbComm modems, and engineering development hardware for testing.  This  software has the potential to fly on the TechEdSat mission if completed.    
Next group thing will be xx. (Looking for this sort of thing, or next team meeting)
Relevant links and reminder of tags
  • Recorded video
  • Interviews with people
  • Formal talks
  • Explanations and tutorials from team
  • Link to github
Notes for problem and solutions
  • Relevant dataset link and description
  • Tried this, didn't work, trying this instead
  • So and so is working on this aspect
There are teams in these cities working on this:
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David: Developer - Corona, Lua, HTML5, PHP, Python, Java, etc
Frank - http://spaceappschallenge.org/profiles/832/ : Developer, Ideator. 
Skills: Python, Java [EE, Android, ], C# [mono, .net ], 
Martin: Developer - C/C++,C#, Java (SE, ME, Android), Python, PHP, Javascript
  I have not decided for a project yet; skills: Matlab, Java, Scala, web development, Arduino.
? Dr. Anton Ivanov - Introduction to EPFL CubeSat projects, talking about challenges goals, refining the description2
Docs regarding Satellite-COMM:
Packets in our application (and in the specs) are little-endian 
Other docs:
sample json data: