Towards A Global Educational Network for Satellite Operations, or more succintly GENSO. More information is available here, but it looks like the ESA (and others) want to build a network of satellite ground stations distributed across the plannet.

It sounds very much like they have seen how distributed ground stations were used to good effect to gather telemetry from PCSAT2 (which is now back on earth). Where there was good use made of the APRS-IS backbone for carring the data. Though I have quite a modest set-up at home, I was even able to contribute data to the effort, so if the GENSO project is able to build on that experience, it should prove to be very effective. I wonder if I could get WIT involved, hmmmm….

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