In the past, rocket science is a highly-technical engineering field with high-bar of entry and low accessibility. But today, with the democratization of modern rocketry, more and more people can access the field of aerospace engineering and modern rocketry. Moreover, the development of low-cost sounding rockets has been accelerated by the empowerment of the various open-source software and community. Furthermore, the presentation will present the latest evolution of rocketry in Space Technology Laboratory (STL), Tamkang University, enabled by open-source software like Zephyr RTOS, NASA OpenMCT, etc. The attendee will learn the current role of open-source software in modern rocketry while understanding how to contribute to the community to support the mission of space democratization.
About Mark (HaoYuan) Chen
Mark (Hao-Yuan) Chen is a student avionics engineer and developer community builder. For the past two years, he has collaborated with NTUAI to host the world’s first Quantum AI conference under the pressure of pandemics. Also, Mark has helped the Space Technology Laboratory (STL) at Tamkang University to successfully build the first full-stack avionics system with various open-source tools and software. Currently, he is working on developing a next-generation flight computer and ground station system with the aid of an open-source community from NASA Open Source to the Linux Foundation. In the end, Mark aims to continue to engineer a better future with his passion for rocketry while sharing his experiences with open-source communities.