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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 DELTA 1 DEB (Mag. 7) observed on 31/08/2014 UTC by COSPAR Station 8335. More...


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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


03/09/2014 - The international Cassini mission has revealed hundreds of lakes and seas spread across the icy surface of Saturn's moon Titan, mostly in its polar regions. These lakes are filled not with water but with hydrocarbons, a form of organic compound that is also found naturally on Earth and includes methane. While most of the liquid in the lakes is thought to be replenished by rainfall from clouds in the moon's atmosphere, the cycling of liquid throughout Titan's crust and atmosphere is still not well unders ... (source: spacedaily.com - more...)

01/09/2014 - The Hayabusa 2 asteroid probe, on track for liftoff this winter, will be shipped to its island launch base at the end of September for final preparations to start the most audacious space exploration mission ever attempted by Japan. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...)

01/09/2014 - An unmanned Russian space capsule returned to Earth on Monday after six weeks in orbit for microgravity research, but officials said five geckos flown for space sex experiments perished on the journey. The Foton M4 spacecraft's pressurized return capsule, derived from the Vostok capsule flown by Yuri Gagarin on the first human spaceflight in 1961, re-entered the atmosphere and parachuted to a landing in the Orenburg region of southern Russia. Landing occurred at 0918 GMT (5:18 a.m. EDT) Monday, according to a statement from Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...)

01/09/2014 - An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory. The resets, including a dozen this month, interfere with the rover's planned science activities, even though recovery from each incident is completed within a day or two. Flash memory retains data even when power is off. It is the type used for storing photos and songs on smart phones or digital cameras, among many other uses. ... (source: spacedaily.com - more...)

29/08/2014 - The Russian Defense Ministry has decided to stop using the Rokot light rocket carrier from 2016 because of its reliance on imported parts and will switch to the Soyuz and Angara carriers, Aerospace Defense Forces commander Lt. Gen. Alexander Golovko said Wednesday. "Today the launches of the Rokot rocket carriers are used in the interests of the Defense Ministry within the framework of the space program and international cooperation programs. "In the interests of the Defense Ministry there w ... (source: spacedaily.com, space-travel.com - more...)

28/08/2014 - A faulty sensor aboard a prototype rocket likely led to its destruction last week during a flight at SpaceX's test facility in Central Texas, company officials said. The rocket testbed, powered by a modified first stage from the Falcon 9 booster with three engines, flew off of its prescribed trajectory during an Aug. 22 vertical takeoff and landing test flight. The rocket's on-board safety system recognized the problem and issued a self-destruct command. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...)

28/08/2014 - Working around the clock, ground controllers have stabilized the two European Galileo navigation spacecraft stranded in the wrong orbit after launching last week, using contingency procedures to coax out the satellites' power-generating solar panels, officials said Thursday. The deployment of both solar arrays on each satellite allows engineers to continue activations and tests of the spacecraft's systems, according to the European Space Agency. (source: spaceflightnow.com - more...)

Click here to see where these satellites are right now

28/08/2014 - SpaceX’s Commercial Crew contender, the Dragon V2, will initially return to terra firma under parachutes, assisted by a SuperDraco soft touchdown firing, according to Dragon V2 Program Lead Dr. Garrett Reisman. Eventually, the impressive spacecraft will employ pinpoint propulsive landings, once the technology has been matured via the DragonFly test program. (source: nasaspaceflight.com - more...)

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...)

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.


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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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