What is The Space Library?
The Space Library is an initiative to help new communities participate in satellite missions, engender public engagement in space science, and to fuel new research by improving access to scientific research artifacts and supporting their reuse. To achieve this our team is developing open metadata and enabling public engagement with space technology in public libraries.
Space Library Projects
The Space Library has two projects underway that are being jointly executed by Wolbach Library and our project partners at the Libre Space Foundation:
MetaSat is a project to develop and prototype open metadata to link data, software, and hardware from small satellite missions. MetaSat is being designed in collaboration with the small satellite community and piloted on SatNOGS, Libre Space’s open source network of satellite ground stations. We will assess the success of this pilot by seeking feedback from:
Funding for the Space Library has been provided through a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Image: NASA. 2016. ELaNa IX STMSat ISS Deployment. 2016. https://www.flickr.com/photos/145538433@N02/27939054484/