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CLI and python library for communicating with the Kitsat educational satellite

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Kitsat python library and CLI


Kitsat python is a Python CLI and library for communicating with the Kitsat educational satellite manufactured by Arctic Astronautics Ltd.


Use the package manager pip to install kitsat_python

pip install kitsat-python

Additional installation steps

To access the USB port at ie. /dev/ttyS0 on Linux, you might have to add your user to dialout group with this command:

sudo usermod -a -G dialout <your_user_name>

And log off and on again.


This package offers a CLI and a Python library for operating the satellite. The cli can be run from a terminal with the command


A list of commands for the cli can be found in the directory docs

For using the library, here is a sample script that connects to a satellite on port /dev/ttyACM0, pings the satellite and prints its response. More example scripts can be found in the directory examples

from kitsat import Modem

mod = Modem()





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