ISS Transit Prediction Pro

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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. The application generates a transit prediction map which contains prediction paths for each transit within a specified alert radius.

*** Please try the ad-supported ISS Transit Prediction Free before purchasing to make sure you like the app ***

Available in-app purchase: Unlock Additional Satellites: Compute transits for any satellite, including the Tiangong Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope.

The main screen provides 5 buttons:
•Location - Press this button to add or select the prediction generation location
•Satellite - Press this button to change the transit satellite (In-app purchase required)
•Two Line Elements (TLE) - Press this button to download orbital elements
•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
•Predictions - Press to view, share or delete saved prediction maps
•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

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

The location coordinates can be entered in any of these 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.

CHANGING TRANSIT SATELLITE (In-app purchase required)
Allows selection of the transit satellite. Built-in satellites include the ISS, Tiangong (Chinese Space Station) and Hubble Space Telescope.
Add satellites by Name or Norad ID via the satellite search capability.

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 processor speed, it can take a few minutes to generate the predictions. Pressing the cancel button will cancel the prediction.

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. Press the save button to save the prediction for later viewing.
Within the transit information window, press the add to calendar button to create a calendar event.
Use the predictions page accessible from the options menu to view, share and delete previously saved prediction maps.

Location: Only required if GPS option is selected during location entry
Updated on
Dec 20, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

71 reviews
Haru Rikukawa
January 31, 2024
The prediction are fairly accurate and consistent. At first I was concerned when the prediction conflicted with the free transit finder on the web. But this is the one that's accurate. It also could be use for planetary transit, but I never got the chance to test it yet
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Riccardo Rossi (RikyUnreal - IU4APB)
March 15, 2024
I'm a user of ISS Transit Prediction since years. It's a great tool and the author is great too (he answered me very fast every time I needed help or clarification). I'd just like the app to support a larger maximum radius to run the simulation.
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Ed Morana
March 15, 2024
Thank you for the kind words. Clear Skies.
Phase Four
October 23, 2020
With the Calsky website no longer in operation this is the only way to get accurate predictions of ISS-Planetary transits. Thanks to this app I was able to find a shooting location and successfully get an excellent image of the ISS right next to Jupiter last week, a very rare occurrence. I will no doubt continue using it for the much more common Lunar and Solar transits.
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What's new

Fixed User Interface issue