We are excited to announce our open source sky observation project, Sky360, and looking for developers who are passionate about space and citizen science to join our team. Our vision is to facilitate a global citizen science project to observe the skies and all their phenomena around the clock, while providing high-quality results and analysis available to everyone.
We want to provide a community platform, tools & support to all people interested in observing the skies for stars, meteors, satellites, planes, drones, weather phenomena, birds, UAPs, or anything else that happens in our atmosphere and low Earth orbit. Our Discord channel, UAP Tracking Forum community has over 1,600 members.
Together with and for the community, we are developing affordable hardware and software for a 24/7 citizen sky observatory that can detect, track, identify, and analyze any aerial phenomena. Our software will cover various functionalities, including a core part with image processing, a neural network with a machine learning-based identifier and prioritizer, and a messaging system for all connected sensors. For connected sensors, we first focus on the PTF for guiding, vector-ahead tracking, and production of high-resolution video data.
We are also developing an AI cloud service that can aggregate event data from all active stations and analyze it with additional external data, such as air traffic and weather. The first version of our open source Sky360 software scheduled for release in 2023.
For our Sky360 citizen science project, we set five preconditions, including open source hardware & software development, open source data generation, affordable, harmonized hardware for DIY. We welcome developers of all levels who are interested in contributing to our project and helping us achieve our vision.
We look forward to hearing from you !