The International Space Station. Hubble. The space shuttle. Astronauts, taikonauts, and cosmonauts. They fly overhead more often than you think. All you need to know is when to look.
Or check out the app on the Android Web Market.NEWS FLASH: The app is now available on the Amazon App Store too.
Note: Some people have experienced problems when searching for the app on the Android Market. We are working with the Market to resolve this problem. If you can’t find the app, please check back in a few days.
“Satellite Flybys” turns your Android phone into an indispensable, field-tested satellite watching tool. It tells you when spacecraft are about to appear (with a countdown clock!) and which direction you should face. It also cuts through much confusion. There are tens of thousands of spacecraft and pieces of debris in Earth orbit. “Satellite flybys” tells you only about the most interesting and newsworthy objects. Satellite selections are made by Dr. Tony Phillips of spaceweather.com and the list of tracked objects is updated and changed as things happen in the night sky.
1. A one week look-ahead schedule of flybys.
2. Uses GPS to find your location. Or you can enter it manually.
3. Flyby alarms. You can set an alarm to let you know when a flyby is about to happen.
4. A flyby countdown clock. This really fun feature helps you know *exactly* when to look.
5. Pictures and detailed information on each tracked object.
6. Satellite list updated and maintained by experts.
Note: requires Android 1.5 or higher.
Note: Version 1.1.1 (10/05/2010) includes a significant upgrade to the alarms and fixes all the known bugs.