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Description

PLEASE NOTE: This version has reached "end of life" and no further updates will be made. There is a new version - "Satellite Tracker Plus3" - that runs on both the iPhone and iPad as well as providing additional functionality.

This version can be used to provide an insight into the basic functionality of that program but is limited to running as an iPhone oriented application.
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Track satellites as they pass over your location. This application allows you to select any number of satellites and will show the track through the sky of the next pass(es) of each over your location. Frequency information can be added so you know how to tune into the signals. The satellite information is downloaded via the internet, and the iPhone GPS can be used to automatically track your location. Options allow the display of the sun and moon locations and the angle of the iPhone/iPod Touch to indicate to guide where to point your antenna. This application is primarily intended for those who use the Amateur Radio satellites but weather and other satellites can also be tracked.

What's New

Version V1.5

New features:
- new TLE storage files (NB: the program will request to update the TLE files after upgrade to set up the new TLE storage)

Bug Fixes:
- the new TLE storage overcomes problems picking up new and deleted satellites
- several minor calculation problems

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Works well for finding satellites in the sky

Doug Weathers

This is a great free app for tracking satellites. I have had absolutely no trouble with it. It is accurate and easy to use. I used it this morning to find and watch the International Space Station travel overhead. The app tells you exactly when and where it will appear on a simple sky map.

It is able to download the two-line element set files from the Internet, so it's always up to date.

There are other satellite trackers, especially for following NASA missions and the ISS in particular, but this one is my favorite. ISS Lite is good for getting a feel for where the satellite is currently located (great graphics), and the NASA App has lots of other info about the missions, but this app is the best at helping you find a satellite in the sky.

Highly recommended!

NO SUPPORT - Crashes On Launch

JP O'Connor - USA

Initially appeared to worked fine and seemed to have a nice feature set.

When editing the order of selected satellites, it kept crashing. FInally, it got itself into a state where it crashes on launch every time. Rebooting the phone doesn't help. Apparently the app has corrupted its data file and crashes on subsequent launch attempts. Even if deleting the app and reinstalling would work, it likely will require manual re-entry of all frequencies and data - a major pain.

Developer's web site has NO contact information. Considering date of last update of this program, it appears that it, and its paid version with the same "support" web site, are no longer supported. Given this, no sale for the paid version and minimum review stars for this free version.

If support becomes available, I am very interested in the paid version since the free app seemed to be very nice, as mentioned at the beginning of this review. Otherwise, no go.

Pretty useful. Stopped working this week.

Kd5oxm

Found this very useful for the few ham says that I have used. I love watching the ISS.
But this week I noticed when it wants the download tle data it crashes. Downloads the first 11-12 parts and then crashes the app. It just closes.
I use iPhone 5 with the latest iOS updates. The app has worked great till now. I have used this app since I had a iPhone 3G then used an iPhone 4g.

Information

Seller
Susan Mackay
Size
266.2 KB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility
Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2009 Susan Mackay
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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