The LSTN project offers public library communities the chance to build and engage with space technology. The Wolbach Library in collaboration with the Libre Space Foundation is currently engaged in a pilot to build satellite ground stations at five public libraries around the world. During the pilot, a metadata schema called Metasat, will be created and tested on the LSTN ground stations. The feedback from LSTN participants will ultimately help inform plans to expand the network and build resources to support participating library communities.
Funding for LSTN is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through a grant awarded to the John G. Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics and the Libre Space Foundation.
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