Debian GNU/Linux System Used to Develop Satellite
February 3rd, 1998You can read about the AMSAT Phase 3-D satellite at http://www.amsat.org/amsat/sats/phase3d.html. It's the most ambitious in a long series of Ham Radio satellites (more than 30 have been launched). Some of the software for the satellite's communications systems and experiments was developed by Bdale Garbee N3EUA, a long-time Debian developer, and other Radio Amateurs, using the Debian system. Debian is a good match for AMSAT: they are both international groups of private individuals contributing their work to highly sophisticated technical projects.