Orbitrack is a brand-new, Augmented-and-Virtual-Reality satellite tracker and spaceflight simulator! It's your pocket guide to the thousands of spacecraft in orbit around our home planet.
Formerly called Satellite Safari, this relaunched app brings tons of new features:
1) Twice as many spacecraft as Satellite Safari, including classified military satellites!
2) Rich new graphics 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. Works with Orbit and Satellite views too!
5) Iridium flare predictions and simulations.
6) Radio frequency data for amateur radio satellites.
7) Updated descriptions for hundreds of spacecraft. Every satellite now has a description from n2yo.com.
7) Supports the latest Apple hardware and software: iPhone XR, XS, iPad Pro and iOS 12.
8) Dozens of user interface tweaks and optimizations make Orbitrack faster and easier to use than Satellite Safari.
9) Requires at least iPhone 5S or iPad Air with 64-bit processor and iOS 10 or later.
10) New sound effects and ambient background music.
11) 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, 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 day. 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 touch interface you use every day.
The new VR mode is an out-of-this-world experience. Become an astronaut without ever leaving Planet Earth!
And if that’s not enough, Orbitrack includes detailed, built-in Help – and expert, responsive technical support.
1) New satellite category: Starlink satellites, SpaceX's mega-communication satellite constellation.
2) Optionally display "You Are Here" location marker on Earth in Orbit, Satellite, and Ground views.
3) Search for amateur radio satellites by their AmSat names: AO-73, CO-57, etc.
4) Lists and search results now show satellite visual magnitudes and elevations in degrees above or below the horizon.
5) Object Info now shows satellites distances and velocities in miles and miles/second in addition to km and km/sec.
6) Miscellaneous small bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
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 ,
Hours of fun!
I can use this app to know when a bright satellite is coming at night, and my kids and I can watch them go across the sky with our eyes - they get so excited! Especially the ISS - have to admit I get excited about that one myself 😄
Plus the graphics are really cool, and we can hold it up to the sky to see where satellites and constellations are in between the big satellite sightings. Love this!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the kind words!
Great space app
Wow! I had a lot of fun with this app. The 3D effect in the VR mode is out of this world! I had no idea there was so much stuff up there, floating around, and being able to see it “from up there” is totally cool. Lots of great material in here too, the author’s done a lot of research. From everything I’ve seen, it’s a huge improvement over the old version.
- Southern Stars
- 144.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, 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, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro 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 Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 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,and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.