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In this page you can track in real time all the 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 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!. You won't find any other tracker that provides all these functions!

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ISS 3D POINTER NEWS: ISS 3D TRACKER/POINTER FOR MOBILE PHONES AVAILABLE

Do you want to observe the International Space Station crossing your sky?
Install our 3D tracker for Android devices and you have just to point your phone to the sky and follow the line to find the ISS. You can also track the Station 24 hours a day with a 3D view of the Earth, constellations and more than 15.000 stars. A simple count down will inform you when you can actually see the ISS with the naked eye. Visit this web page for more details or for downloading the App.



News from Space and Spaceflights


27/08/2014 - SpaceX has delayed Wednesday morning's scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket indefinitely, according to a company spokesperson. The rocket was supposed to lift off with a commercial telecommunications payload for AsiaSat. The launch was scheduled for 12:50 a.m. EDT (0450 GMT) from Cape Canaveral with the AsiaSat 6 telecommunications satellite. There are no details on the reason for the delay or a new launch date at this time. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...)

26/08/2014 - Engineers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system. The team at the Satellite Research Centre launched the VELOX-I, which consists of a nanosatellite weighing 3.5 kg and a piggyback picosatellite weighing 1.5 kg, from the two highest points on campus. Both miniature satellites were configured with a ZigBee wireless network and equipped with small sensor nodes that perform functions such as local sensing, distributed computing and data-gathering. (source: spacedaily.com - more...) Click here to see where the VELOX-I satellite is right now

26/08/2014 - Russia may continue working at the International Space Station (ISS) beyond 2020, Izvestia newspaper reported Monday. "The issue of Russia's participation at the ISS after 2020 remains open, but there is a 90-percent chance that the state's leadership will agree to participate in the project further," the paper wrote citing a source at Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos. Russian space enterprises continue to make new modules for the space station according to the schedule, the paper sai ... (source: spacedaily.com - more...)

26/08/2014 - SpaceX has delayed the launch of its latest Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket – tasked with lofting the ASIASAT-6 satellite into orbit – for at least several days. The call was made by CEO Elon Musk shortly after the rocket had been erected at her Space Launch Complex -40 (SLC-40) pad, with the rationale based on giving the team more time to evaluate the health of the launch vehicle. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

25/08/2014 - Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has requested 16 billion rubles ($440 million) for the development of inflatable space station habitats, Interfax reported Monday, citing a copy of the proposed federal space program for 2016-2025. The program, which Russian media reports say was submitted to the government last week, contains proposals for a number of ambitious projects, including moon bases and super-heavy lift rockets. (source: The Moscow Times - more...)

25/08/2014 - Deep Space spacecraft from the USA, Europe and India are all pressing through their mission milestones. India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is less than a month away from her arrival at Mars, while NASA’s New Horizons has crossed Nepture’s orbit, en route to Pluto. ESA’s Rosetta mission also announced the shortlisting of landing sites on Comet 67P for the robotic lander, Philae. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

25/08/2014 - The Russian space agency is allocating around $297 million to design and construct a spacecraft that would clean circumterrestrial space of disabled communication satellites and upper-stage rockets currently cluttering up the geostationary orbit. Roscosmos is ready to allocate 10.8 billion rubles (about $297 million) from 2016-2025 for the new mission: development of a space scavenger relieving terrestrial space of non-operating satellites and space exploration waste, Izvestia daily reported on Friday. (source: spacedaily.com - more...)

22/08/2014 - SpaceX has had a dramatic end to the week, with a successful Static Fire test of their Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at Cape Canaveral, concluded just hours after the F-9R Dev-1 test rocket failed during testing in Texas. The test failure holds no impact to next week’s ASIASAT-6 mission, currently targeting Wednesday. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

22/08/2014 - Arianespace confirmed late Friday that two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation network were released into the wrong orbit after launching aboard a Soyuz rocket from French Guiana. Arianespace and European Space Agency officials initially heralded Friday morning's launch as a success, declaring the satellites healthy and claiming they were deployed into their targeted orbit approximately 23,500 kilometers, or 14,600 miles, above Earth. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...)

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19/08/2014 - China’s return to launch action continued with the Tuesday launch of a new high-resolution observation satellite. The Gaofen-2 (GF-2) was launched at 03:15 UTC by a Long March-4B (Chang Zheng-4B) rocket from the LC9 launch complex of the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. Also on board was the Polish satellite BRITE-PL-2, also known as “Heweliusz”. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

18/08/2014 - Space station cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev staged a five-hour and 11-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station Monday, launching a small Peruvian science satellite and changing out a variety of space exposure experiments. The Chasqui-1 satellite was provided by the Peruvian National University of Engineering, working with the Russian federal space agency. The solar-powered satellite, brought to the station last February aboard a Progress supply ship, is equipped with a compact visible and infrared camera system, a radio transmitter and an attitude control system. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...)

Click here to track the released satellite

13/08/2014 - A satellite launched last month has reached its operational perch 438 miles above Earth and started collecting data on the global distribution of carbon dioxide, a gas linked to climate change, NASA announced this week. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...) After its release into a preliminary orbit, OCO 2 raised its altitude to join a network of NASA and international Earth observation satellites flying in formation around the planet once every 98 minutes. Japan's GCOM W1 water cycle research observatory and NASA's Aqua, CALIPSO, CloudSat and Aura satellites fly in the A-train behind OCO 2. The satellites fly over roughly the same location on Earth within 16 minutes of each other. Click here to see where the objects are right now



Visual SAT-Flare Tracker 3D - Online

Thank you for using Visual SAT-Flare Tracker Online
In this page you can track satellites in real time, predict passes and flares.
(the 3D desktop version is still available for download)

This page is interactive so you can change the time by means of the following keys:

[s] Increase time by 1 second
[S] Decrease time by 1 second
[m] Increase time by 1 minute
[M] Decrease time by 1 minute
[h] Increase time by 1 hour
[H] Decrease time by 1 hour
[d] Increase time by 1 day
[D] Decrease time by 1 day
[0] Real time (reset time changes)
More options and commands are available through the ADVANCED button.


Earth Map Legend

Red Line Satellite's Orbit projected on the ground
Blue Line Ground Flare Track (it represents the location where the reflection hits the ground, which is where the flare brightness reaches its maximum.
Green Line Reflected ray that hits the ground generating the flare.
Black Line Shadow ground track (it represents the location where the satellite can be seen crossing either the Sun disk or the Moon disk)

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