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 List of satellite pass predictors

The following is a list of tools on a variety of platforms that may be used to predict the pass of an orbiting artificial satellite over a given point on Earth. They are used to generate a list of dates, times and directions when and where objects such as the International Space Station, Genesis, or Tiangong 1 space stations will be visible to ground observers, as well as many man-made objects that can be seen with the unaided eye including the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Amateur Radio Satellite Tracking Program for International Space Station and Space Shuttle



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PocketSat3 for Android (also for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch)

PocketSat software allows you to predict when satellites will be visible in your location and where to look in the sky in order to see them.
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HamSat is a visualisation/utility application that allows you to see the location of amateur radio satellites tracked by NORAD in realtime over the Earth (up to two satellites may be tracked simultaneously).
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Orbitron is a satellite tracking system that was designed for radio amateur and observing purposes
Orbitron is a satellite tracking system that was designed for radio amateur and observing purposes.
Orbitron is also used by weather professionals, satellite communication users, astronomers, UFO hobbyist and even astrologers.

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Demo video for the WhatSat - Satellite Explorer smart phone app




The WhatSat Satellite Explorer app is the latest from the folks that produced the popular Satellite Flybys  app and is being released just in time for Spring evenings and Summer camping trips.  It's a great tool  for spotting and identifying satellites.  It tells you what satellites are over your location (as determined by GPS) and if they are visible or not.
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There are many free satellite tracking programs as well as website based satellite prediction sites.
Here are a few links to popular programs, in no particular order, that users should try out:
(if your favourite program does not appear, feel free to mention it)

FOOTPRINT
FOOTPRINT Satellite Tracking Program Version 2.26 for Windows. Updated February 13, 2008
Footprint has been designed under Windows XP, and also operates under Windows 2000. It is designed to fill a 1024×768 PC screen.
(1.7 MB)
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Nova
Nova for Windows has become the most popular Windows-based satellite tracking program in the world. In use by NASA, the U.S. Air Force, industry, and thousands of amateur radio operators, Nova sets the standard for excellence.
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J-Track
J-Track can quickly and easily keep track of your favourite orbiting objects. J-Track lets you choose from a fairly large list of satellites.
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WinOrbit
WinOrbit is a free software package for Microsoft Windows (3.1 or later), which will compute and display the position of artificial earth satellites.
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WXtrack
WXtrack is designed to predict the tracks of satellites both as paths above the earth, and as images produced by these satellites when scanning the ground.
This program is free for amateur use
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LogSat Professional
LogSat Professional for Windows is the ultimate choice of satellite tracking software for the serious hobbyist. LogSat Professional v5.2 is a revolutionary satellite tracking program running under the Windows operating system. It can track up to 2000 satellites in one window, and several windows can be open at once, each independent from the others! LogSat features independent windows. One window can track a group of satellite, another window can show the radiation diagram of an antenna, etc.
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TrackSat
TrackSat is an application developed for the Pocket PC , Handheld PCPro and now Windows Mobile devices that will track satellites, and display their position on a map of the world. It also has a display that shows other relevant information useful to Ham Radio operators to allow them to work them. It has a built in facility to update the Keplarian elements, and an ability to produce a list of predictions for availability of service (AOS) for a given satellite for up to 7 days. the registered version will allow you to the select particular passes, and save them to the calendar in Pocket outlook on the device so that you may get reminders.
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NORAD Two-Line Element Sets
TLE Data from The Centre for Space Standards & Innovation
(this is the food for satellite tracking software)
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Heavens-Above website
Real-time satellite, ISS, and Space Shuttle orbital pass information, maps, and star charts.
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See also this related thread

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