Horizon is an open source plug-and-play solution to develop or deploy your own satellite telemetry solution.
The ARGOS Horizon GPS Dev Board includes GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, a 9-axis accelerometer, 3G cellular. It connects to the ARGOS satellite. It is a GPS logger and an ARGOS satellite communication control board. It is programmable over USB to configure GPS and ARGOS transmitter settings.
The Dev Board connects easily to the ARGOS Horizon Module (containing the ARGOS ARTIC R2 satellite transmitter). Using the picoblade cable gets you up and running quickly. It is compatible with the next generation ARGOS-4 satellites and the future KINEIS constellation of nanosatellites.
Power should come from a 3.7V lithium-ion or lithium polymer battery with a standard JST header (NOT included).
You can easily configure and modify settings over USB using straight forward Python tools, or use the built-in Bluetooth 5.0 to communicate with the tag wirelessly.
A "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE" FOR G7 LEADERS
Message in a bottle is a collaborative experiment between the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth, #OneLess, OneOcean and the Zoological Society of London tracking the movement of plastic bottles in the ocean using the Horizon ARTIC R2 Developer’s Kit.
1x ARGOS Horizon GPS Dev Board (PCB)
1x picoblade cable to connect to the ARGOS Horizon Module
1x Micro USB cable
Weight: 18.8 grams
Emily M. Duncan, Alasdair Davies,Amy Brooks,Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury,Brendan J. Godley, Jenna Jambeck, Taylor Maddalene, Imogen Napper, Sarah E. Nelms, Craig Rackstraw and Heather Koldewey (2020) Message in a bottle: Open source technology to track the movement of plastic pollution. ncbi