Welcome

This site aims to be a comprehensive guide to COSMOS. We’ll cover topics such as getting your configuration up and running, developing test and operations scripts, building custom telemetry screens, and give you some advice on participating in the future development of COSMOS itself.

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So what is Ball Aerospace COSMOS, exactly?

COSMOS is a set of 15 applications that can be used to control a set of embedded systems. These systems can be anything from test equipment (power supplies, oscilloscopes, switched power strips, UPS devices, etc), to development boards (Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, etc), to satellites.

Helpful Hints

Throughout this guide there are a number of small-but-handy pieces of information that can make using COSMOS easier, more interesting, and less hazardous. Here’s what to look out for.

ProTips™ help you get more from COSMOS

These are tips and tricks that will help you be a COSMOS wizard!

Notes are handy pieces of information

These are for the extra tidbits sometimes necessary to understand COSMOS.

Warnings help you not blow things up

Be aware of these messages if you wish to avoid certain death.

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Some pieces of this website are for future versions of COSMOS that are not yet released.

If you come across anything along the way that we haven’t covered, or if you know of a tip you think others would find handy, please file an issue and we’ll see about including it in this guide.

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