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Orbitrack satellite tracker and space flight simulator (Free today only) on AppStore for iOS

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Posted 31st May

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This is free today only. Also available for Android.

Orbitrack is a brand-new, Augmented-and-Virtual-Reality satellite tracker and spaceflight simulator! It's your pocket guide to the thousands of spacecraft in orbit around our home planet.

1) More than 4000 spacecraft, including all active satellites, classified military satellites, the International Space Station, and SpaceX's Starlink communication satellites.

2) Rich new graphics show atmospheric effects, city lights on Earth’s night side, and highly-detailed 3D satellite models.

3) Voice-controlled Virtual Reality mode that works with any smartphone VR viewer. iPhone only.

4) A true "augmented reality" mode that helps you find satellites in the sky by blending the sky chart with video from your phone's camera. Works with Orbit and Satellite views too!

5) Radio frequency data for amateur radio satellites.

6) Updated descriptions for hundreds of spacecraft. Every satellite now has a description from n2yo.com.

7) Supports the latest Apple hardware and software: iPhone 11, XR, SE, iPad Pro, and iOS 13.

Dozens of user interface tweaks and optimizations make Orbitrack faster and easier to use than Satellite Safari.

9) Requires at least iPhone 5S or iPad Air with 64-bit processor and iOS 10 or later.

10) New sound effects and ambient background music.

11) New Time Flow controls let you easily set the date and time, and animate the view.

If you're new to Orbitrack, here's what it can do:

• Track thousands of satellites. Orbitrack will tell you when spacecraft pass overhead, show you where to find them in the sky, and let you track them across the planet.

• Teach you about the International Space Station, Starlink, and hundreds of other satellites in orbit, with comprehensive mission descriptions.

• Show the view from any satellite, and see the Earth from orbit just as the “bird” sees it! Orbitrack includes detailed 3D models for dozens of satellites – see them up close from any angle!

• Stay on top of the space race. Orbitrack updates its satellite data from n2yo.com and celestrak.com every hour. When new spacecraft are launched, maneuver into new orbits, or fall back into the atmosphere, Orbitrack shows you what’s happening up there, right now.

Orbitrack isn’t just powerful – it’s incredibly easy to use! You don’t need an aerospace degree to become an expert satellite tracker. Orbitrack puts advanced capabilities at your fingertips, with the same intuitive touch interface you use every day.

The new VR mode is an out-of-this-world experience. Become an astronaut without ever leaving Planet Earth!

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Won't let me open the app unless I give them access to all files on my phone. No thanks. Why does a spacecraft tracking app need access to my photos and things
shoo123431/05/2020 09:59

Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket …Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket last night, Ive just proved we couldn't have seen it, The space station was over Australia, (unless......... the world is flat......... )


The international space station completes an orbit of the earth every 93 minutes or so (around 15.5 times a day). Hence yes it was over Australia and the UK multiple times yesterday. I for one have been watching the ISS pass by consistently for the last few days and do recognise it now. Yesterday the ISS passed the UK around 5+ minutes before the Dragon module was due to. I saw the ISS, sadly I didn't see the dragon module.
Edited by: "mi5tery" 31st May
gaz_anthony31/05/2020 16:13

Look at all that junk up there. I'm amazed the sunlight even gets …Look at all that junk up there. I'm amazed the sunlight even gets through.. and Musk has plans for another 20,000 Starlink satellites to add to his already 12,000


Imagine the hundreds of millions of cars on the planet, and yet somehow we still have room. Imagine the millions of boats, yet we can still see the sea. Now imagine how much bigger the sky is than the surface of our planet.
Edited by: "MPD1" 31st May
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Thanks!

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Thanks
fizz31/05/2020 09:30

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.southernstars.orbitrack …https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.southernstars.orbitrack Google play store link


Thanks for that
Edited by: "lupo_yellow" 31st May
Can only see it on GP for £4.99 😥
Lol - eyesight and small screen - price crossed out. Cheers
Can't see it for android unless I'm being thick
Very cool, good find but 150mb?
Got to be the biggest app ive ever seen
thanks for posting OP can anyone tell me what the purpose of this app is? it seems kool btw
Would be so much better without the awful background music
Won't let me open the app unless I give them access to all files on my phone. No thanks. Why does a spacecraft tracking app need access to my photos and things
Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket last night, Ive just proved we couldn't have seen it, The space station was over Australia, (unless......... the world is flat......... )
tasker31/05/2020 09:51

Would be so much better without the awful background music


You can always switch it off in settings.
shoo123431/05/2020 09:59

Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket …Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket last night, Ive just proved we couldn't have seen it, The space station was over Australia, (unless......... the world is flat......... )


They should have been quite close together - passed over just a few minutes apart at around 22:15? Maybe you got the time slightly wrong as it only takes ISS 45 minutes to get from the UK to Australia...
Edited by: "nickgovier" 31st May
shoo123431/05/2020 09:59

Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket …Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket last night, Ive just proved we couldn't have seen it, The space station was over Australia, (unless......... the world is flat......... )


The international space station completes an orbit of the earth every 93 minutes or so (around 15.5 times a day). Hence yes it was over Australia and the UK multiple times yesterday. I for one have been watching the ISS pass by consistently for the last few days and do recognise it now. Yesterday the ISS passed the UK around 5+ minutes before the Dragon module was due to. I saw the ISS, sadly I didn't see the dragon module.
Edited by: "mi5tery" 31st May
tasker31/05/2020 09:51

Would be so much better without the awful background music


You can turn it off
shoo123431/05/2020 09:59

Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket …Thanks, someone suggested we saw the space station not the SpaceX Rocket last night, Ive just proved we couldn't have seen it, The space station was over Australia, (unless......... the world is flat......... )


Of course the world is flat.. look on YouTube for scimandan. Fantastic channel debunking flat earthers, It’s worth watching.
Wow, so many options and features!!!!
Perfect, needed something like this! We looked for the iss and rocket last night not entirely knowing where to look.
Edited by: "Jollux" 31st May
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This is great, thanks!
Great app - thanks!

I assume you can’t track the spacex rocket with this??
mi5tery31/05/2020 10:12

The international space station completes an orbit of the earth every 93 …The international space station completes an orbit of the earth every 93 minutes or so (around 15.5 times a day). Hence yes it was over Australia and the UK multiple times yesterday. I for one have been watching the ISS pass by consistently for the last few days and do recognise it now. Yesterday the ISS passed the UK around 5+ minutes before the Dragon module was due to. I saw the ISS, sadly I didn't see the dragon module.



No it doesn't pass over the UK and Australia multiple times per day, per se. It's on a continually changing orbit, insofar as the world spins so each time the flightpath nudges forward on each subsequent pass over a given area e.g, if it passes over the UK then the next flyover will be NEAR the UK, probably over Germany/Holland/Denmark. Then the next flyover after that would be a bit further across Europe, probably over the Scandinavian countries and places like Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia etc. (if I have my geography right).

It's true that it MAY pass over the UK more than once per day (over Southern and Northern UK - ish), but that would be the exception to the rule . It is more likely to pass over Australia more than once per day too because of the size of it (like any other large country), but not over the same place - again, each pass will be further across the country so it may cross it 4 times per day.

I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying you would NEVER personally see the ISS more than once a day MAX (unless you quickly get yourself to another part of the UK QUICKLY, which isn't feasible), as you can only see it at night and the regularity of it flying over the UK is split between night and daytime, and that varies between the part of year you're looking - more chance of seeing it over winter because of the longer darkness hours. Factor in the different paths coinciding with night, I'd say the chances of seeing it over any particular place in the UK (or anywhere else in the world) is maybe once every 4, 5, 6 or 7 days, less in summer.

Something like that anyway.
Phila431/05/2020 11:33

No it doesn't pass over the UK and Australia multiple times per day, per …No it doesn't pass over the UK and Australia multiple times per day, per se. It's on a continually changing orbit, insofar as the world spins so each time the flightpath nudges forward on each subsequent pass over a given area e.g, if it passes over the UK then the next flyover will be NEAR the UK, probably over Germany/Holland/Denmark. Then the next flyover after that would be a bit further across Europe, probably over the Scandinavian countries and places like Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia etc. (if I have my geography right).It's true that it MAY pass over the UK more than once per day (over Southern and Northern UK - ish), but that would be the exception to the rule . It is more likely to pass over Australia more than once per day too because of the size of it (like any other large country), but not over the same place - again, each pass will be further across the country so it may cross it 4 times per day.I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying you would NEVER personally see the ISS more than once a day MAX (unless you quickly get yourself to another part of the UK QUICKLY, which isn't feasible), as you can only see it at night and the regularity of it flying over the UK is split between night and daytime, and that varies between the part of year you're looking - more chance of seeing it over winter because of the longer darkness hours. Factor in the different paths coinciding with night, I'd say the chances of seeing it over any particular place in the UK (or anywhere else in the world) is maybe once every 4, 5, 6 or 7 days, less in summer.Something like that anyway.


It passes over my location in the UK 6 times today (from now), and you are correct, it's only visible once.
Edited by: "mi5tery" 31st May
Virtualastro on twitter and facebook is brilliant. Give you exact timings and warnings of when it's there. I followed for a couple of weeks now watching for iss and it has been spot on.
MonkeyMan9031/05/2020 09:53

Won't let me open the app unless I give them access to all files on my …Won't let me open the app unless I give them access to all files on my phone. No thanks. Why does a spacecraft tracking app need access to my photos and things


Because it overlays data onto the screen, which changes (depending on where you are looking with the camera)?
MonkeyMan9031/05/2020 09:53

Why does a spacecraft tracking app need access to my photos and things


The App will need access to the file system to store stuff, camera for location spotting, etc.
Siddy31/05/2020 13:08

I use this on pc to check and ISS was spotted from it Starlinks I never …I use this on pc to check and ISS was spotted from it Starlinks I never catch.https://james.darpinian.com/satellites/?fbclid=IwAR3nHzockfE916tdx3_dGhFcgXcOuvejaSrEhuF0m9iFreEmj15biRIihh0



I've also been using this one as an app on android. Google Play Link
It's great, timings & trajectories are spot on. It gives a split view with a google street view representation so you know exactly where to look and a earth view of the pass path.
Rampantlion31/05/2020 13:24

I've also been using this one as an app on android. Google Play LinkIt's …I've also been using this one as an app on android. Google Play LinkIt's great, timings & trajectories are spot on. It gives a split view with a google street view representation so you know exactly where to look and a earth view of the pass path.



Didn't know about the Android app been using another for years on the fone but have downloaded now - thanks
Phila431/05/2020 11:33

No it doesn't pass over the UK and Australia multiple times per day, per …No it doesn't pass over the UK and Australia multiple times per day, per se. It's on a continually changing orbit, insofar as the world spins so each time the flightpath nudges forward on each subsequent pass over a given area e.g, if it passes over the UK then the next flyover will be NEAR the UK, probably over Germany/Holland/Denmark. Then the next flyover after that would be a bit further across Europe, probably over the Scandinavian countries and places like Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia etc. (if I have my geography right).It's true that it MAY pass over the UK more than once per day (over Southern and Northern UK - ish), but that would be the exception to the rule . It is more likely to pass over Australia more than once per day too because of the size of it (like any other large country), but not over the same place - again, each pass will be further across the country so it may cross it 4 times per day.I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying you would NEVER personally see the ISS more than once a day MAX (unless you quickly get yourself to another part of the UK QUICKLY, which isn't feasible), as you can only see it at night and the regularity of it flying over the UK is split between night and daytime, and that varies between the part of year you're looking - more chance of seeing it over winter because of the longer darkness hours. Factor in the different paths coinciding with night, I'd say the chances of seeing it over any particular place in the UK (or anywhere else in the world) is maybe once every 4, 5, 6 or 7 days, less in summer.Something like that anyway.



You'll see it for many days in a row because of what you describle but your quote of once per day is wrong. It takes the ISS 90 minutes to circle the Earth and I've seen it 3 times in one night. The 3rd one was spooky because it "vanished" halfway across the sky, I worked it out that it was in the Earth's shadow and had no sunlight directed to it.

As I type, the SpaceX crew are about to dock and it's being shown live on the net : facebook.com/wat…556
Edited by: "GlentoranMark" 31st May
I’m sure Orbitrack made carpet cleaning equipment.
I took a screen shot of the launch of Space X every ten seconds. There was no landing of the stage one booster. Just a black screen with white writing on saying camera feed down. So only one camera on the docking ship then? At T+10:14s did you see the "Zero Gravity Indicator"? It was a mylar helium balloon in the shape of a dragon or dinosaur. It didn't float properly. The whole thing was shot on cameras some of which were not even HD never mind full HD. The commentary was full of positive reinforcement brainwashing, if you believe what you saw was real then that's great. I don't believe it whatsoever. It has upset me very very much.
Edited by: "ciarandanielbyrne1" 31st May
It’s crap the UI is poor and it’s laggy
fizz31/05/2020 09:30

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.southernstars.orbitrack …https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.southernstars.orbitrack Google play store link


Thank you! Types "also available on android" and then doesn't provide the link, so annoying.
Look at all that junk up there. I'm amazed the sunlight even gets through.. and Musk has plans for another 20,000 Starlink satellites to add to his already 12,000
mi5tery31/05/2020 10:12

The international space station completes an orbit of the earth every 93 …The international space station completes an orbit of the earth every 93 minutes or so (around 15.5 times a day). Hence yes it was over Australia and the UK multiple times yesterday. I for one have been watching the ISS pass by consistently for the last few days and do recognise it now. Yesterday the ISS passed the UK around 5+ minutes before the Dragon module was due to. I saw the ISS, sadly I didn't see the dragon module.


Can you see the ISS with the naked eye or are you using a scope? Thanks
gaz_anthony31/05/2020 16:13

Look at all that junk up there. I'm amazed the sunlight even gets …Look at all that junk up there. I'm amazed the sunlight even gets through.. and Musk has plans for another 20,000 Starlink satellites to add to his already 12,000


Imagine the hundreds of millions of cars on the planet, and yet somehow we still have room. Imagine the millions of boats, yet we can still see the sea. Now imagine how much bigger the sky is than the surface of our planet.
Edited by: "MPD1" 31st May
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