GoISSWatch - International Space Station Tracking
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Real time tracking of the International Space Station with pass predictions for when and where to actually see the space station pass overhead.
- Real time tracking
- 3D globe tracking view
- Map tracking view
- Overhead sky view
- Time lapse control
- Zoom map and sky views
- Motion control sky view
- Auto data update
- Visible and 24 hour pass predictions
- Pass alert notifications
- Supports landscape or portrait orientation
- Easy setup using iOS location or city list
See our GoSatWatch app to track 100s of satellites including the International Space Station with no ads.
* Requires occasional data network or WiFi access to update satellite orbital data.
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
See web site for more information.
What's New in Version 3.2.0
Currently the sky view motion control is not working properly with the new iPhone 6s and 6s plus. This will be fixed with the next update. In the mean time motion control can be turned off in the preferences for manual control.
- Updates for iOS7
Why no Maximum Magnitude?
In the "Passes" view, it lists start & end times, peak altitude, peak time (the time when ISS is at peak altitude), and the range (closest distance to the viewer reached).
But the listed magnitude is not the maximum magnitude. Instead, it is the magnitude seen at the end of the pass (determined by the minimum, viewable elevation set in the preferences).
Why is this? Wouldn't the maximum magnitude be a much more valuable piece of information?
Also, I wish the world map was of a higher resolution. Currently, it is not of much use other than to determine the general location of the ISS.
An option to remove the ISS icon and display a simple dot instead would be welcomed.
This is my favorite tool for planning and carrying out sightings of the ISS, but these issues (specifically the useless, listed magnitude in the "Passes" view) can be quite disappointing.
Works Perfect For Me!
I noticed a few reviews saying the timing was off as I downloaded this app, but in the 36 hours I've had it, it's right on, even down to the SECOND the ISS came into sight on the most recent pass (about 10 minutes ago). I have it set for a 2 minute warning, and I've watched 3 passes tonight with the most recent being only 23 miles off from straight up! (Literally an awesome sight.) Excellent app!
Timing is off - ahead.
I want to like this app. The timing is indeed off - verified using both other iPhone apps and PC apps, side-by-side, in real time. Location is correct, as is GMT time.
Support suggests that the bad info is due to government servers being down during the government shutdown.
I look forward to an update to fix the timing/calculation problem - the reliance on government server for data calculation (while the $10 paid app has an alternative server from which to receive corret TLE? Show me this app can work correctly and I'll invest in your other app.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 12, 2013
- Version: 3.2.0
- Size: 16.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: GoSoftWorks Development Co.
- © GoSoftWorks Development 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.