▶ TOP-7: ISS (ZARYA) , IRIDIUM 7 , BANGABANDHUSAT-1 , ATLAS CENTAUR 2 R/B , GOSAT (IBUKI) , TIANGONG 1 , KMS 4
▶ NEXT TO DECAY: 43703 (TBA) , WESTFORD NEEDLES , I-INSPIRE II , SFERA 2 , ARIANE 5 DEB (SYLDA)
Welcome to Satflare.com! In this website you can track in real time all the known satellites orbiting the Earth, with both 2D and 3D interactive representations, predict their passes, view their trajectory among stars on an interactive sky chart, predict satellite flares and transits (across the Sun and the Moon), find out the best location to see these events on a detailed Google map. You can also watch realtime video with overlays from HD cameras onboard the ISS, follow satellite re-entries and other special events, join the observer community, post messages and share your comments and observations. Currently in our database we have more than 9000 observation reports!. Registered users can now even have a personal agenda with an audio guide who assists them to spot the satellites and flares at the right time. This site is not just a tracker! You won't find any other website that provides all these functions! Enjoy!
Tracked Satellites and Space Junk
The site tracks more than 15.000 objects, consisting of both active and out-of-service satellites, and of space junk objects. The following pictures show the cloud of tracked objects taken on the 23rd of August 2014 along with the orbit of the International Space Station (click on the pictures to enlarge them).
Where to start
We suggest starting visiting the following pages:
ISS - Light Interface - Track the International Space Station (ISS) with our simple interface
ISS - Full Tracker - Track the ISS and predict when you can observe it with the naked-eye
ISS - HD VIDEO - Watch realtime video of the Earth captured from the ISS and identify locations with the help of our unique overlay
IRIDIUM - Track the whole IRIDIUM constellation of satellites and predict the visibility of their amazing flares
BRIGHTEST - Track the brightest satellites, which can be observed with the naked-eye
Search - Search for a specific satellite to track from the satellite catalogue
Other functions are available through the left hand sliding bar. You might find interesting the download section, where our offline desktop program and some Apps are available for download. At the end of this page you will find some news from space and spaceflights. When possible, we add links that allow you to open our page that tracks the objects discussed in the news.
If you manage a website and you want to embed a map tracking a specific satellite directly into your page, check the service menu in the left hand scroll bar. We export both the 3D globe and the 2D map. Many users already make use of our maps, as an example the astronaut Oleg Artemyev in his website.
Special Past Events followed by Satflare
Phobos Grunt - Launch, recovery attempt and reentry into atmosphere of the russian probe
FITSAT-1 - LED visibility, predictions and reentry of the Japanese cubesat
Asteroid 2012 DA14 - Real time tracking of the asteroid flyby
GOCE - Uncontrolled reentry into atmosphere of the satellite
This website is optimised for and tested on the latest versions of Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The main functions, however, run properly also on many mobile devices of last generation.