WHEN AND WHERE ARE THEY?
You need to know WHEN and WHERE the satellites are as they pass over you. Here are several tracking programs, as well as some online sites with the information!
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Have NASA Text You for Visible ISS Passes
NASA's "Spot the Station" will give you text messages about 12 hours before each visible pass for you! Sign up here. YES - visible with the naked eye!
● MacDoppler* - $80-100*
● SatPC32* - $45-50*
● Gpredict - FREE - Linux, BSD,
Windows, and Mac OS X
● ISS Detector PRO - US$3 -
iOS, 'Droid. Not just the ISS!
● GoSatWatch - $10 - iOS
● Nova for Windows - free -
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Satellite Tracking Programs
There are many other sat tracking programs out there. The ones I recommend are current and have immediate support for those starting out ... We're here to make this FUN and EASY!
Keplerian data is a set of mathematical "statements" of orbits of satellites. Update your "Keps" once a week or so if you plan to work the ISS, since it gets repositioned often.
Sources for Keplerian Data
Although modern satellite tracking programs will "find" this date for you, AMSAT-NA offers NASA (2-line), AMSAT (verbose), and bare NASA datafiles.
Available for Apple iOS, SSTV enables decoding and display of SSTV transmissions.It can be as simple as placing your iOS device near your radio's speaker!
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Not only do you receive beautiful images, but you qualifty for a QSL card from the ISS, too!
The organization that coordinates school contacts wuth the ISS - and plenty more!
Online FREE Trackers