This application places the ISS on the map in real time.
Calculate the orbit from the current time of device and TLE data, which obtained www.celestrak.com.
Green line is drawn 50 minutes before and after the current position of the ISS.
The user's position is marked with an android with the arm held high, surrounded by a semi-transparent red circle.
The red circle indicates approximately the area where the ISS would be visible by the user. That is, if the ISS is inside the circle, in theory, you could watch it at the sky. Remember, NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN!
Internet access is used to obtain maps and update once a day TLE data. More zoom means more data traffic.
From the preferences menu you can enable/disable automatic tracking on the map.
The local time Can also be superimposed on the map.
Although you can get to see the ISS for the day is much easier to see at night, because in the night sky is the second brightest object after the Moon and before of Venus.
But to be visible at night must be some circumstances:
-The ISS must be illuminated by the sun, ie outside the cone of shadow of the Earth.
-The sun must be at least 10 degrees below the horizon or, in other words, must have had at least 40 minutes before or must miss more than 40 minutes to come out.
-In its pass, the ISS must rise more than 5 degrees above the horizon. Less than 5 degrees is not visible by the distortion generated by the atmosphere.
From the main application window, pressing the menu key you can select "Visible Pass".
From this screen we have the date, time and position of the observer and a refresh button (circular arrow).
Pressing the button proceed to calculate the visible pass for the next 2 days (changeable in preferences screen).
The result is a list of steps visible. Each step consists of:
-Day and month.
-Initial instant. Time, altitude in degrees, azimuth in degrees (cardinal point equivalent)
-Instant of Maximum altitude. Time, altitude in degrees, azimuth in degrees (cardinal point equivalent)
-Final instant. Time, altitude in degrees, azimuth in degrees (cardinal point equivalent)
Alarms: You can on/off pressing alarm button (top-left icon).
The locator uses accelerometer, the compass of the device and the calculated data to show the position of the ISS on sky from observer's position.
That is, when we moves the device to the sky shows a red triangle in the position of the ISS and a green dotted line showing the visible pass.
It also includes a positioning aid, based vibration:
- Hold the device pointing to the horizon, turn on your feet so as to vary only the azimuth (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW). When the azimuth differs from the ISS in less than 10 ° there is a vibration.
- Now vary the altitude, vibration intensifies as it approaches the ISS and will be greatest when the red triangle is displayed.
- You can activate / deactivate the vibration by touching the screen.
Altitude: The angle of a celestial object measured upward from the horizon of the observer. An object on the horizon has altitude 0 ° while one directly overhead the observer is 90 °.
Azimuth: The direction of celestial object measured along the direction of clockwise from the northern horizon of the observer. An object in the north has azimuth 0 °, east 90 °, south 180 ° and 270 ° west
If you like the app you can donate to developer from Extensions menu.
A simple way to locate and track the position of ISS!
ISS Rapid Locator is a simple application to locate the real time position of ISS (International Space Station) over the map, and also inform about the next visible passes.
The aplication have 3 different options:
-Map Out: view showing your actual location with ISS.
-Map In: view showing detailed ISS location.
-Visible Pass: access to the next visibles passes at your actual geolocation.
Please contact us at email@example.com to report any bugs or if you need help.
Oficial site: http://polilabs.com
– Live streaming data from the ISS onboard systems and mission timelines
– Crew and Science timelines with individual crewmember, social media, and international science experiment details
– Console displays with live streaming systems data and educational material to describe how the ISS works
– Virtual Mission Control Center is a 3D replica of the MCC in Houston, TX organized to describe how the mission control team supporting the ISS work
– Links to the five International Partner Space Agencies mission information
– Educational lessons that interact with the live streaming system data accessible through the website link
ISSLive!: ISS Mission Control in Your Pocket
International Space Station Live! or ISSLive! includes a website and mobile applications that tie ISS streaming systems data and operational timelines into one “Rich Internet Application (RIA)” experience. The application offers data on real time parameters such as station position, internal environment, altitude, payload rack science activities and other interesting data and crew activities. ISSLive! ties this data into an interactive application which includes the latest social media feeds.
ISSLive! contains a scrollable timeline, with a ‘public-friendly’ view of crew and payload activities. It uses some of the latest interactive web content technologies, including 3D interactive virtual views of the MCC and ISS. ISSLive! is a “one-stop shop” for ISS data, letting users in on the fascinating activities that happen daily onboard the ISS.
Working with the NASA Education Office, ISSLive! content serves as the basis for development of interactive lessons in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. ISSLive! is also a resource for the space enthusiast, the educator, and the life-long learner to participate in the mission of the ISS.
You can now have a virtual planetarium in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your Android device* to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.
All you have to do is point your Android deviceº at the sky and Star Chart will tell you exactly what you are looking at.
Using state of the art GPS technology, an accurate 3D universe, and all of the latest high tech functionality, Star Chart calculates – in real time - the current location of every star and planet visible from Earth and shows you precisely where they are; even in broad daylight!
Want to know what that bright star is called? Point your device at it – you might just find out it’s a planet!
Want to know what the night sky looks like to people on the other side of the earth? Well just point your device down!
Want to know where your star sign is in the sky? Star Chart will tell you all this and more.
Star Charts features include:
- Just point and view. No need to scroll around the screen to find out what you are looking at*.
- Alternatively, look around the sky using finger gestures – perfect for armchair astronomers!
- Voice Control: Explore the solar system with commands like: "Fly me to the Moon" / "Go to Saturn" / "Tour Mars" / "Look at Andromeda" / "Where is the Cigar Galaxy?"[English only]
- Supports dynamic device orientation viewing. Allows you to view the night sky whilst holding your Android device at any angle.
- Accurately depicts all the visible stars of the northern and southern hemispheres - a total of over 120,000 stars!
- Fly to and explore all the planets of the solar system, their moons and the sun all rendered in beautiful 3D with state of the art visual effects.
- Displays all 88 constellations, with constellation imagery based on the beautiful artwork by 17th century astronomer Johannes Hevelius.
- Includes entire Messier catalogue of exotic deep sky objects.
- Using the powerful Time Shift feature allows you to shift up to 10,000 years forward or backward in time.
- Tap on anything in the sky and get the facts on what you are looking at, including distance and brightness.
- Very powerful zoom function, lets you view the sky in extra detail, using intuitive finger gestures.
- Fully configurable. Star Chart displays only the sky objects that you are interested in.
- Allows you to view the sky underneath the horizon. So now you can see where the sun is, even at night!
- Manually set your location to find out what the sky looks like from anywhere in the world.
- Full search feature
- Installable on an SD card
So point your Android device at the sky and see what's out there!
Escapist Games will update Star Chart regularly, so please send us your feedback and features requests to firstname.lastname@example.org … thanks!
* More than 10M users across multiple platforms and App Stores.
º Augmented Reality (AR) mode only available if your device supports it, as this feature requires a built-in compass. Manual scrolling is supported on all other devices.
Follow Star Chart on Twitter: StarChartApp - twitter.com/StarChartApp
Star Chart does not require internet access for normal usage. Internet access is only required initially to verify the license and subsequently when accessing the support page and external links.
ISS Locator is a great educational tool and a lot of fun to use.
Please rate this app if you like it.
En aquesta aplicació, hi trobaràs els conceptes més importants sobre astronomia, explicats de manera amena i amb la possibilitat de que el sintetitzador de veu te'ls llegeixi relaxadament.
També inclou la llista de tots els planetes del Sistema Solar i els seus satèl·lits amb fotografies, explicacions i una fitxa tècnica amb les dades més rellevants.
I per quan creus que ja ho saps tot, pots posar a prova tots els teus conneixements a exàmen i intentar superar el test de 10 preguntes... a veure quina nota assoleixes.
És doncs, una eina molt útil per a iniciar-se en l'astronomia, i està pensada perquè la puguin utilitzar nens a partir de 5 anys, ja que amb l'ajuda del sintetitzador, poden sentir les explicacions.
- Planets of our solar system :
- Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
- Stars of the Bright Star Catalogue
- Some Asterisms
The informations are based on the following parameters :
- Position of the observer
- Time and time zone
The displayed informations are as follows :
- Rise, transit and set times
- Civil dawn and dusk (for sun only)
- Azimuth and altitude
- Distance / Sun (for planets) or Earth (for moon)
- Astronomical Phenomena :
- Geocentric conjunction in right ascension
- Superior or inferior conjunction
- Quadrature west or east
- Entry in a new constellation for sun, moon and planets
The application can be added on your screen as a widget and notifications for the Astronomical Phenomana are available.
The available views are as follows :
- Google Maps View (Starting Android 4.0)
- Astronomical Clock
- Day view (altitude of a celestial object during the day)
- Sky view (position in azimuth/altitude of a celestial object and path)
- Sky maps (with Lambert, Hammer and Stereographic projections)
- Solar System map (Heliocentric view of the planetary positions)
- List of Astronomical Phenomena for a month
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Please note that the "Planetarium" application do not collect personnal data, that the IP address is anonymized and that Google Analytics can be disabled using the Options menu.
Thank you to activate from time to time this option to collect the information necessary for improving the application.
For any question regarding this application, thank you to use e-mail email@example.com instead of comment.
This application has been developed using the Scala Programming Language.
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Satellite Safari is your tour guide to the universe of satellites that humanity has launched into orbit around our home planet. And later this year, it will become your personal gateway to a real satellite in orbit that you can take pictures and send broadcasts from!
Satellite Safari is the official app of the SkyCube mission. The SkyCube satellite launched to the International Space Station on January 9th, 2014. It deployed from the ISS on Febrary 28th, 2014. And soon, you'll be able to request your own images of the Earth, and broadcast your own radio messages from orbit as "tweets from space", using this Satellite Safari app on your iPhone or iPad. For more information on the SkyCube project, go to www.skycube.org.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) writes: "My tests of the app were positive. No crashes, no surprises... A very cool app, which will only become more useful this fall when the SkyCube features ramp up." Here's the full review:
You can use Satellite Safari to learn more about the International Space Station and many hundreds of other satellites already in orbit. Satellite Safari will tell you where to find them in the sky, when they'll pass overhead, and where they are orbiting over Earth right now.
Satellite Safari can show you the spacecraft that will pass over your location at any given time. You can even get a "bird's eye view" from a satellite itself, and see the Earth from orbit exactly as the satellite sees it!
Satellite Safari updates its satellite orbit data from celestrak.com automatically every day. All satellites include facts and figures computed for your precise GPS location, and updated every second. Many satellites also include descriptions that give you the mission's history, purpose, and more.
Satellite Safari's simple user interface and super high accuracy make it an invaluable tool for exploring the spacecraft in orbit around our home planet. Please feel free to contact us at www.southernstars.com if you have further questions. We hope you enjoy using Satellite Safari!
You want to know if the next lunar eclipse is visible from your location or when the next bright comet is visible? You would like to be notified by your smart phone the next time, Jupiter and the Moon meet in the sky? You want to know what the blazing bright object in the evening sky is? You want to be always up-to-date which celestial events are visible from your location? Then this app is a must-have for you!
The app does not only include a live, zoomable sky map telling you what sky object you are looking at but provides you with loads of detailed extra information on stars, planets, deep sky objects, meteor showers, comets, asteroids, lunar and solar eclipses as well as detailed ephemeris of all included sky objects and an interactive top-down view of the Solar System. All that in just one app!
- Zoomable sky map showing stars, planets, asteroids, and more (above and below the horizon)
- Interactive top-down view of the Solar System
- Live mode (point device on sky and get information on what you see)
- Calendar showing detailed descriptions of celestial events
- Push celestial events to your phone's calendar and set a reminder alarm
- Rise, set, and transit times for any object
- Position of any object in the sky (altitude and direction)
- Twilight times, length of day
- Bright Star Catalog (~9000 stars) with detailed information
- More than 400 000 additional stars from the PPM Star Catalog (Android 3.1 or higher required)
- 2500 selected NGC objects (galaxies, clusters, ...)
- Messier Catalog (110 objects) complete with images
- Caldwell Catalog (110 objects) complete with images
- Hidden Treasures Catalog (109 objects) complete with images
- Meteor streams (begin, maximum, hourly rate, ...)
- Lunar and solar eclipses information
- Lunar librations, ascending node, maximum declination
- Bright comets (automatically selected according to the date)
- Dwarf planets: The five known dwarf planets
- Minor planets: bright, near Earth, trans-Neptune (more than 10000 in the database)
- Update database online: download up-to-date orbital elements of comets and minor planets
- Moon phases, the apparent view of the sun and planets
- Current image of the Sun and sunspot number
- Automatically generated visibility report for any object
- Simulation of light pollution
- Intuitive User Interface: quickly find what you are looking for
- Widget with rise & set times of the Sun and Moon
- Maintain your favorite locations in a list
- Automatic location determination from the mobile network or GPS
- Select a location from a built-in database or online via Google Maps
- 400 observatory locations
- Choose any time and date
- Detailed ephemeris, visibility information of all objects
- Dates of conjunctions between any object with planets or the Moon
- 3D-view of the Moon and the planets
- Accurate calculations for dates between 1900 and 2100
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ErgoSky is an innovative and educational experience for astronomy and astrophysics lovers, with amazing astronomical images, fascinating space objects, from galaxies, nebulae, stars to planets.
Discover stars, galaxies, galaxy clusters, nebulae, Hubble space images, curated selections from several missions and observations. See great images from Mars exploration robots, rovers and missions like Voyager. See diffrent faces of Jupiter moons, or Saturn rings or other planets moons. Huge views and details available you can zoom on, bookmark, share. Just explore the sky, at a glance !
You can use stunning filters on any space object, change colors, crop, rotate, add frames and share with your friends on your social networks.
You can also discuss and comment on any interesting space object, directly from the application and share with your friends, ErgoSky astronomy app is social !
♦ Thousands of beautiful space objects from galaxies, stars and clusters, nebulae, planets, systems of the universe
♦ Hubble telescope images of the cosmos
♦ Gorgeous detailed images and panoramas of our solar system, the sun, mercury, venus, earth, mars, jupiter, saturn, uranus, neptune and famous missions such as rovers on Mars, curiosity, opportunity, Voyager, cassini, spirit
♦ Swipe between objects/image gallery and detailed view with description, holo style
♦ Nice slideshow to swipe between amazing views
♦ Automatic slideshow when the application starts (see settings)
♦ Filters : Use amazing filters, image processing, frames, colors, contrast on images to enhance views at your convenience or to match your feelings for your personal use
♦ Social : discuss / comment directly from the application with other users
♦ Bookmark, share with your friends on popular social networks
♦ Statistics : discover more space objects with real-time downloads and popular images, nice feature to discover more great contents
♦ Double-tap on detailed view to zoom on immediately or use zoom button
♦ Search celestial objects by name, multiple keywords
♦ Suggestion engine : see similar celestial objects
♦ Discovery with random images loaded when the app starts
♦ Off-line contents : informations are available off-line and once images are downloaded, they are available offline ! (no need connections for already seen images)
♦ Set any images as wallpaper
♦ New discovery tab : Explore space objects from Flickr, 500px collections; you can search for celestial objects or define tags to match your needs, see popular and more recent contents associated to your tags or preselected astronomy tags related (such as APOD, Nebula, Galaxy clusters ...etc)
APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) archives and larger databases are on roadmap ;-)
Pictures are mainly coming from public repositories of the European Southern Observatory, the PhotoJournal of Jet Propulsion Laboratory or the Hubble Heritage archives. No affiliation.
- Over 12,000 images (and growing everyday)
- Latest news and features stories
- Latest on demand NASA videos from around the agency
- Current NASA mission Information
- Live streaming of NASA TV
- Launch information & countdown clocks
- Current visible passes for the International Space Station (ISS) and notifications
- ISS and Earth orbiting satellite trackers
- NASA Twitter Feeds from around the agency
- Facebook® Connect and integrated Twitter™ client for easy sharing
- NASA TV and what's on your TV schedules
- Map, information and links to all of the NASA visitor centers
- Featured content and program sections
- Third Rock Radio (alternative rock radio station)
- Favorites & image bookmarks
See "Developer's website" (linked from this page) for more information, including the full changelog. If you find bugs or have questions, please report by email, as there is no mechanism for us to respond to comments left as reviews. Thanks!
★ Over 20 magnificent 3D models
★ High quality photo and video
★ Detailed description of each scene
★ Interesting cases
★ Language: English, Russian
The app based on the famous astronomy book "The Dragons of Eden" by an American astrophysicist and science popularizer Carl Sagan. He created a scale in which the lifetime of the Universe is mapped onto a single year. There are almost 475 years per second at this scale.
By moving along the timeline you will take an extraordinary astronomy journey to the past and will see the most remarkable scenes of history of the Universe from the Big Bang to skyscrapers construction!
All the scenes have pictural descriptions; there are a lot of photo, video and 3D astronomy materials related to corresponding scenes.
The most important astronomy stages of the Universe history with amazing 3D models are presented in the app:
• Bing Bang
• Galaxies formation
• Solar System formation
• Milky Way Galaxy formation
• Origin of life on the Earth
• Atmosphere formation
• First photosynthetic organisms
• First eukaryotes
• First worms
• First fish and insects
• First animals and amphibians
• First trees
• First flowers
• First reptiles
• Dinosaurs’ extinction
• First mammals
• First birds
• First primates
• First hominids
• First humans
• Skyscrapers and others!
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The sensor control will also enable you to identify what you see in the sky in just a few seconds, just by pointing the phone at it!
This award-winning astronomy application is finally available on Android featuring:
* a very intuitive touch-screen interface
* the integration of GPS positioning
* the control of the direction of view using the device accelerometers
* a catalog of over 600,000 stars displayed as a real time zoomable sky map
* a catalog of many nebulae and galaxies, with pictures for some of them
* asterisms and illustrations of the constellations for several sky cultures
* realistic Milky Way
* realistic landscape and atmosphere with sunrise, sunset and light pollution simulation
* 3D rendering of the major solar system planets and their satellites
* night mode (red)
Stellarium mobile is created by two of the original developers of Stellarium, the Desktop version of this famous astronomy and planetarium software.
If you want to learn something about the satellites you are seeing instead of just getting a name and a number (what is an SL-16 R/B anyway?) this is the app that does that. For each satellite listed there is a description and a photo (when available). And our dataset is maintained by pros so we only track the most interesting of the 100's of visible satellites.
As an educational tool for casual sky watchers, Satellite Flybys beats the others hands down. And if you are an avid satellite spotter, this app is a good way to introduce others to your hobby. Also, unlike some of the other satellite spotting apps, the flyby predictions are stored so they are available offline. That's important if you go out to a nice dark sky area to view flybys and don't happen to have cell coverage there.
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If you like space or astronomy, you will like this ISS tracker app.
ISS Detector Pro includes the functionality of ISS Detector including all the Extensions and no ads.
* ISS and Iridium Flares
* Radio Amateur Satellites
Track dozens of ham and weather satellites
* Famous Objects
Track Hubble, X-37B, Fitsat, Tiangong and more
* Comets and Planets
Track comets as they come closer to earth. Perfect for C/2011 L4 Panstarrs in March or C/2012 S1 ISON in November.
Enable ISS Detector to display the positions of the planets on the radar view.
ISS Detector Pro will tell you when and where to look for the International Space Station or Iridium flares. You get an alarm a few minutes before a pass. You will never miss a pass of the International Space Station and you will never miss the bright flashes of the iridium communication satellites. ISS Detector will also check if the weather conditions are right. A clear sky is perfect for spotting.
* Overview of the coming passes
* Weather conditions for perfect sightings
* Radar screen with path indication
* Current location on a map
* Detection of Iridium flares
* Notifications and Alarms
* Share sightings with whatsapp, twitter, gmail, email etc.
* Automatic location and timezone detection
* Dedicated tablet layout
ISS Detector combines data from Nasa, Heavens-above.com, minorplanetcenter.net and weather from yr.no.