Description

Orbitrack is a brand new satellite tracker and spaceflight simulator! It's your desktop guide to the thousands of spacecraft in orbit around our home planet.

1) More than 5000 spacecraft, including all active satellites, classified military satellites, the International Space Station, and SpaceX's Starlink communication satellites.

2) Rich new graphics, rewritten using Apple's Metal graphics API, show atmospheric effects, city lights on Earth’s night side, and highly-detailed 3D satellite models.

3) Voice-controlled Virtual Reality mode that works with any smartphone VR viewer. iPhone only.

4) A true "augmented reality" mode that helps you find satellites in the sky by blending the sky chart with video from your phone's camera. iPhone and iPad only.

5) Radio frequency data for amateur radio satellites.

6) Updated descriptions for hundreds of spacecraft. Every satellite now has a description from n2yo.com.

7) Supports any Intel or Apple Silicon Mac running MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) and MacOS 11 (Big Sur). Includes native ARM code for Apple Silicon!

8) Dozens of user interface tweaks and customizations for MacOS.

9) New sound effects and ambient background music.

10) New Time Flow controls let you easily set the date and time, and animate the view.

If you're new to Orbitrack, here's what it can do:

• Track thousands of satellites. Orbitrack will tell you when spacecraft pass overhead, show you where to find them in the sky, and let you track them across the planet.

• Teach you about the International Space Station, Starlink, and hundreds of other satellites in orbit, with comprehensive mission descriptions.

• Show the view from any satellite, and see the Earth from orbit just as the “bird” sees it! Orbitrack includes detailed 3D models for dozens of satellites – see them up close from any angle!

• Stay on top of the space race. Orbitrack updates its satellite data from n2yo.com and celestrak.com every hour. When new spacecraft are launched, maneuver into new orbits, or fall back into the atmosphere, Orbitrack shows you what’s happening up there, right now.

Orbitrack isn’t just powerful – it’s incredibly easy to use! You don’t need an aerospace degree to become an expert satellite tracker. Orbitrack puts advanced capabilities at your fingertips, with the same intuitive interface as the award-winning iOS version.

And if that’s not enough, Orbitrack includes detailed, built-in Help – and expert, responsive technical support.

What’s New

Version 2.5.3

1) Native support for Apple Silicon!
2) Status bar now 50% taller to avoid clipping labels in Big Sur.
3) Removed some extraneous console logging.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

KevO' ,

An outstanding visual experience

This is a tremendous amount of live data packed into a really well organized visual application. Opening this on a large screen, the image quality is amazing, with multiple points of view in active detail. From a distance we see everything that is in orbit with clickable details. We can move forward and backward in time, gather information on each item and toggle day and night views around the world. The view of the sky from my specific location was also packed with star patterns, moving objects and visible planets. This is a really well-crafted app with beautiful views and detailed live information.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words!

pheriwinkle ,

Attention to detail

I love how this app has a lot of features and attention to detail. For instance, it has menu items for “news” about objects—what’s brightest, what will be visible tonight. I also like how if you zoom in on a object, there’s animation to show you how its position is changing in real time. I like the various perspectives it offers too—one lets you see objects with the constellations as a backdrop, or you can see the earth from the objects’ perspective. Very feature rich. Nice, educational app!

Developer Response ,

Thanks pheriwinkle!

Steve 76849 ,

Really great way......

To see the satellites flying overhead. If you’re into the night sky and the “stars” you see moving across it while the others stand still this is what you want. From the app, your location is shown and everything that is coming your way is visible. Just go outside and look up and it’ll be there. Very cool. I’ve used several different satellite apps before but this one is very well written and executed.

Developer Response ,

Thanks Steve!

App Privacy

The developer, Southern Stars Group, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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