"I regard [Satellite Safari] as authoritative ... Amateur astronomers, wanting to get a photo of the ISS, could use it to plan the pass. Government and military people could use it for all kinds of planning operations. And teachers, students and even casual users just wanting to learn more about particular satellites could learn a lot ... It would be hard to ask for anything more."
- John Martellaro, The Mac Observer, May 2013
Satellite Safari is your tour guide to the universe of satellites that humanity has launched into orbit around our home planet. Satellite Safari will tell you where to find them in the sky, when they'll pass overhead, and where they are orbiting over Earth right now.
Satellite Safari for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is available today on the iTunes Store. The app is universal for both iPhone and iPad, and requires iOS 7 or later. Satellite Safari for Android is now available on Google Play, too!
Satellite Safari can show you when the ISS and other spacecraft will pass over your location. You can even get a "bird's eye view" from a satellite itself, and see the Earth from orbit exactly as the satellite sees it!
Satellite Safari updates its satellite orbit data from celestrak.com automatically every day. All satellites include facts and figures computed for your precise GPS location, and updated every second. Many satellites also include descriptions that give you the mission's history, purpose, and more.
Satellite Safari is also the official app of the SkyCube mission - see below. When SkyCube becomes operational, you'll be able to request your own images of the Earth, and broadcast your own radio messages from orbit as "tweets from space", using this Satellite Safari app on your mobile device.
Southern Stars built a nano-satellite called SkyCube that launched into orbit on 9 January 2014. SkyCube began life as a successful crowd-funding campaign on kickstarter.com. It is a global grass-roots public outreach and educational effort whose purpose is to make space exploration accessible as never before.
SkyCube was deployed from the ISS into its own orbit on 28 February 2014 at 07:30 UTC. You can now follow it in Satellite Safari as NORAD object 39567. For the latest news on SkyCube, check out the project's update page.
Our award-winning SkySafari astronomy apps for iOS, Android, and Mac OS X were acquired by Simulation Curriculum Corporation. Our wireless telescope controller, SkyFi, and the SkyWire MFI-certified telescope serial cable solution we developed for iOS devices, are also now owned by SCC.
To order SkyFi and SkyWire, use Simulation Curriculum's on-line store. For technical support on these products by phone, contact Simulation Curriculum Corporation at +1 (866) 688-4175.