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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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Observation of the week: Observation of ARIANE 5 DEB (SYLDA) (Mag. 8) observed on 22/09/2014 UTC by COSPAR Station 8336. More...

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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

21/09/2014 - After a 10 month journey between planets, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is on course to arrive at the Mars on Sunday, 21 September 2014 for a mission dedicated to detailed exploration of the Martian atmosphere. Insertion into Martian orbit is expected at 21:50 EDT (01:50 UTC, 22 Sept.), followed by a commissioning period and observation of comet Siding Spring throughout October. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

21/09/2014 - SpaceX has launched the second Dragon mission of 2014, with a Falcon 9 v1.1 lofting the cargo spacecraft into orbit on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Liftoff occurred without issue at 1:52am Eastern early on Sunday. (source: satflare.com - more...)

The cargo will approach the International Space Station for capture and docking using the Space Station Remote Manipulator System on Sep 23 at 11:30 UTC.
Click here to track Dragon and the ISS simultaneously

16/09/2014 - Boeing and SpaceX will build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said Tuesday, hailing a new chapter in space flight. The $6.8-billion contract announced by NASA administrator Charles Bolden at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida will enable the United States to develop its own crew transport vehicles that could carry astronauts to the ISS within the next three years, US officials said. "Today, with the selection of Boein ... (source: spacedaily.com - more...)

16/09/2014 - United Launch Alliance will launch an Atlas V rocket Tuesday evening, carrying into orbit a classified payload called CLIO for an undisclosed agency of the United States government. The launch is scheduled for a two-hour, 26-minute window opening at 17:44 local time (21:44 UTC) and closing at 20:10 (00:10 UTC). (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

16/09/2014 - Astronauts from around the world have expressed interest in China's future space lab and station, hoping to cooperate with their Chinese counterparts on the Tiangong space station. Meeting in Beijing for the 27th annual meeting of the non-governmental Association of Space Explorers (ASE), astronauts from Russia, the United States and other countries visited Beijing Space Flight City, one of China's major space science and technology facilities. Dumitru Prunariu, president of ASE and Romania' ... (source: spacedaily.com - more...)

Track and observe the Chinese Tiangong with the naked eye

15/09/2014 - A year after discovering small voids between the solid propellant and the outer casing of the aft segment of a test motor for the massive 5-segment SRBs for NASA’s upcoming Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, ATK is making firm progress in their investigation and the mitigating factors toward correcting the issue ahead of the Qualification Motor -1 (QM-1) firing. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

14/09/2014 - SpaceX's next resupply mission to the International Space Station is set for takeoff as soon as Saturday after a rapid rebound from the company's last flight from Cape Canaveral, but the company does not plan to use the launch as another chance to practice rocket recovery procedures. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...)

12/09/2014 - China has finished building of its fourth and most advanced space launch center, a senior space official said. Yang Liwei, deputy director of the China Manned Space Agency, said in Beijing on Wednesday that infrastructure construction on the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in the southern island province of Hainan has been completed and that the station will soon become operational. "The center is basically ready for spacecraft launches," he said. Yang also said the nation's space pro ... (source: spacedaily.com - more...)

08/09/2014 - Nicaragua’s government said Sunday that a loud boom heard overnight by residents of the capital was made by a small meteorite that left a crater in a wooded area near the city’s airport. The crater left by the meteorite had a radius of 12 meters (39 feet) and a depth of 5 meters (16 feet). It is still not clear if the meteorite disintegrated or was buried. Humberto Garcia, of the Astronomy Center at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, said the meteorite could be related to an asteroid that was forecast to pass by the planet Saturday night. (source: bbc.com - more...) Click here to track the Asteroid

06/09/2014 - SpaceX has conducted its second mission for China’s Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Sunday, with a Falcon 9 launching the AsiaSat-6 satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. Liftoff occurred at 01:00 local time (05:00 UTC) from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, ten minutes into a 104 minute window. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

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03/09/2014 - The Chinese have launched a Long March 2D rocket on Thursday morning, lofting the Chuangxin 1-04 and the experimental Ling Qiao satellites into orbit. Launch occurred at 00:15 UTC from the LC43/603 launch complex of the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. As is the growing tradition with launches out of China, little information was released about the mission. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

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Visual SAT-Flare Tracker 3D - Online

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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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