Advanced Space Flight is a realistic space simulator for interplanetary and interstellar travel. It is the only space simulator available that takes into account relativistic effects during interstellar flight.
Besides simulating space flight this app can also be used as a planetarium, with all known planets shown in real scale with their accurate keplerian orbits. It can also be used as a star chart and exoplanet explorer, showing all solar systems with confirmed exoplanets within 50 light years from the Sun.
This is the only app where you can get a sense of the true scale of the Universe, zooming out throught thousands of galaxies and galaxy clusters until you see the entire observable universe in your screen.
- All Solar System planets plus 5 dwarf planets and 27 moons
- All confirmed exoplanetary solar systems within 50 light years from the Sun, making a total of over 100+ exoplanets.
- Over 50+ stars, including main sequence stars like the Sun, red dwarfs like TRAPPIST-1, white dwarfs like Sirius B, brown dwarfs like 54 Piscium B, etc.
- Experience the full scale of the Universe: you can zoom out from a few meters to billions of light years, until you see the entire observable universe in your screen.
- Realistic Flight: Travel using optimized trajectories, calculated based on the orbital parameters of the origin and destination planets to minimize fuel usage. These are the kind of trajectories that would be used in a real space mission.
- Free Flight: Take manual control of a spaceship in space, activating the engines as you see fit to achieve your goals.
Advanced Space Flight features several spacecraft, based on present and future technology:
- Space Shuttle (Chemical Rocket): Designed in 1968-1972 by NASA and North American Rockwell. It has been in service from 1981 to 2011, making it the most successful reusable spacecraft ever built.
- Falcon Heavy (Chemical Rocket): Designed and manufactured by SpaceX, made its first flight in 2018.
- Nuclear Ferry (Nuclear Thermal Rocket): Designed in 1964 by Ling-Temco-Vought Inc.
- Lewis Ion Rocket (Ion Drive): Designed in a 1965 study by the Lewis Research Center.
- Projecy Orion (Nuclear Pulse Propulsion): Designed in 1957-1961 by General Atomics. Some early prototypes were built before the project was abandoned after 1963.
- Project Daedalus (Fusion Rocket): Designed in 1973-1978 by the British Interplanetary Society.
- Antimatter Startship (Antimatter Rocket): First proposed in the early 1950s, the concept was further studied after advances in antimatter physics in the 80s and 90s.
- Bussard Ramjet (Fusion Ramjet): First proposed in 1960 by Robert W. Bussard, design was improved in 1989 by Robert Zubrin and Dana Andrews.
- IXS Enterprise (Alcubierre Warp Drive): Based on a concept design fom NASA designed in 2008 and popularized in 2015, it was the first serious attempt to design a superluminal spacecraft.
Several human-made satellites are present in the app:
- Sputnik 1
- Hubble Space Telecope
- Internation Space Station
- Kepler Space Observatory
- Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
- James Webb Space Telescope
- Atmospheric light scattering effects, making atmospheres look realistic both from space and from the surface of planets.
- Planetary clouds that move at different speed than the surface.
- Clouds in tidal-locked planets form giant hurricanes, caused by the Coriolis force.
- Stars with volumetric corona and lens flares. Star color determined by surface temperature.
- Planetary rings with realistic light scattering and real-time shadows from the planet.
- Realtivistic effects when travelling close to the speed of light: time dilation, length contraction and relativistic doppler effect.
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Fixed bug that caused incorrect starting position of planets
Improved calculation of launch windows
Fixed mass of planet HR 8832 h
Changed models for Hydra and Nyx
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
This simulator is very challenging to master. It’s been a learning process for me.
One thing I would really like to see is a method to track which objectives have been met in Campaign Mode. Along with this, a way to find launch windows to the objectives that still need to be met.
Questionable mathematics used to make this app
At first, I became very frustrated with trying to get from Earth to any other planet in our Solar System. The method used for one Planet did not work for any other planet. I am very confident in saying that the Space Shuttle can not carry enough fuel to take it beyond the Earths Moon, let alone to Pluto or Mercury. As I looked into the physics needed to travel beyond our Moon, this App seems to have left out a great deal of detailed information and calculations needed for such a journey. I also noted that the Planets in our Solar System are not in their correct positions. The correct planetary positions would be the easiest to program in an App. I am led to believe the Developer of this App has taken a great deal of liberties with facts and figures when making this App.
I regret purchasing this App.
Fantastic, just what I’ve been looking for!
I love this game, it’s so peaceful to launch a ship from a planet in to orbit or to another planet, and to just lay in bed at the end of the night and watch it until you fall asleep, and then to see the progress when you wake up in the morning. Only one thing I’d love to add. More galaxies to Go to and more planets to explore, I don’t care if you have to go through a loading screen to access it if you click on it. But if not then it’s fine, it’s a great game anyways!
- Guillermo Pawlowsky
- 211.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (8th generation), iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
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- © Guillermo Pawlowsky
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.