Cool projects: Satellite tracking/scanner from hacked maritime mobile earth station for Ku/L band

Travis has written on his blog how he repurposed an satellite dish from a naval vessel and his progress to track all kinds of satellites, including LEO, in the Ku/L band around 1.5 GHz ever since.

He uses an impressive setup between Beaglebone Black and fully automated tracking of known and scanning of unknown projects.

The SASA satellite dish setup

Video of a computer chaos congress in 2013:  Hillbilly Tracking of Low Earth Orbit: Repurposing an Inmarsat Dish (45 min).