ISS Transit Prediction

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3.3
112 reviews
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About this app

This application generates International Space Station (ISS) Transit Predictions for the Sun, Moon and Planets.

The user specifies a location, which includes latitude, longitude and elevation. The application downloads the latest orbital information as Two Line Elements. The application generates a transit prediction map which contains prediction paths for each transit within a specified alert radius.

Pro Version Only: Specify and save multiple locations, Save multiple prediction maps for later viewing, add transit to Calendar, View maps with Google Earth, User specified Two Line Elements. No Ads.

USER INTERFACE
The main screen provides 4 buttons:
•Location - Press this button to add or select the prediction generation location
•Two Line Elements (TLE) - Press this button to download TLEs
•Generate Prediction - Press this button to start the prediction generation
•View Prediction - Press this button to view the prediction map or text file

The options menu provides the following:
•Locations - Press to add, select, edit or delete saved locations (Pro Version Only)
•Predictions - Press to view, share or delete saved prediction maps (Pro Version Only)
•Settings - Press to set user preferences
•DEM Files - Press to list or delete the downloaded Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data
•Help - Press to display this help page
•About - Press to display application version, credits and links

LOCATIONS
Add a named observing location by clicking the "Location" button accessible from the main screen.

The location coordinates can be entered in any of three methods:
•Manually - Enter latitude, longitude and elevation in the text boxes. Positive values represent North and East, negative values South and West. Elevation can be entered in meters or feet above sea level depending on the current prediction units setting.
•Search - Press the search button to search for a location.
•Map Input - Use the map to zoom and pan to a location. Pressing the Set button sets the location name, coordinates and elevation in the text boxes. The elevation of the current coordinates is retrieved using the specified elevation data source setting. Switch between map and satellite modes by toggling the Map/Sat button.
•GPS - By pressing the GPS button, the application uses GPS to obtain location coordinates and elevation.
Use the locations page accessible from the options menu to edit and delete saved locations.

GENERATING PREDICTIONS
Once a location has been entered and TLE have been downloaded, press the "Generate Prediction" button to begin prediction generation. The progress bar gives an indication of how long it will take to complete the process. Depending on your CPU speed, it can take a few minutes to generate the predictions. Pressing the cancel button will cancel the prediction.

VIEWING PREDICTIONS
Once the prediction generation is complete, the prediction map or text file can be viewed. Pressing the View Prediction button brings up the previously generated prediction map. The text button within the map view displays the prediction text. The Map/Sat button switches between Map mode and Satellite mode.

Within the map view press the Google Earth button to view the map in Google Earth (Pro Version Only). Press the save button to save the prediction for later viewing (Pro Version Only).
Within the transit information window, press the add to calendar button to create a calendar event (Pro Version Only).
Use the predictions page accessible from the options menu to view, share and delete previously saved prediction maps (Pro Version Only).

PERMISSIONS
Storage: Only required if user selects external storage option from settings menu
Your Location: Only required if user selects GPS option to move map to user's current location
Updated on
Jun 18, 2021

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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No data collected
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Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
3.3
112 reviews
Ian Gore
June 18, 2020
Didn't work! Said there were 0 DEM files but didn't offer any explanation or suggestions. Thanks for getting back to me! I'd tried the download button but it had no effect. I'm not sure the menu options were there either! I've just reinstalled the app and this time it's found a DEM file and I've got the menu. The addresses listed are very precise but a little over 2 miles away, so I don't know how accurate the predictions will be.
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Ed Morana
June 17, 2020
Hi Ian. As documented in the help page, press "Download" to download the DEM files.
A Google user
January 16, 2019
Looks interesting but tedious setup and ads that get in the way of usage make it almost useless. Uninstalled.
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Dara Teymourifar
January 30, 2021
Couldn't use the app at all. When I click on "predictions" , the app requires to get upgraded to Pro Version!
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Ed Morana
January 30, 2021
Hi Dara, The prediction menu allows you to view saved predictions, which is a pro feature. The free version allows you to generate and view one prediction at a time, by pressing the generate and view prediction buttons on the main screen. For details see the help menu. Ed

What's new

Planetary transits are now properly generated when the sun is below the horizon and the ISS is in sunlight