Open Source Space & Earth Exploration

LibreCube provides you with modular, low-cost, standards-compliant, open-source elements that can be combined to form complex systems for exploration. That includes spacecraft, rovers, drones, robots, and more. Our vision is to provide access to space and earth exploration to everyone.

Open source to the core. Everything we develop is provided under an open source license, freely available to everyone. Moreover, we only use free and open source tools, so that everyone can get involved. [Details] Standards (in particular for interfaces) are essential to make sure that LibreCube elements can work together. We only use freely available and recognized standards, mostly from the space domain. [Details] We recognize that every exploration mission can be broken down into generic and specific elements. The LibreCube reference architecture defines the generic building blocks for such systems. [Details]

The cubic concept is inspired by the CubeSat program, which helped to make space more attainable to universities and start-up companies. We want to go a step further – and make space and earth exploration accessible to everyone!

Do you want to get started and build your mission from LibreCube elements?
Check out which elements are ready for use here: https://gitlab.com/librecube/elements.
Join ongoing prototype projects here: https://gitlab.com/librecube/prototypes.

Are you interested in joining the LibreCube community and perhaps contribute as coder, designer, artist, hacker, radio amateur, engineer, etc.? Check our Roadmap to see what activity would be of interest to you and see the community page for ways to get in touch.