DroidSat

DroidSat


DroidSat is a real-time satellite tracker.

Point your handset at the sky and see which satellites are there.

Droidsat is for advanced users who want to use their own TLEs or work offline.
Novice users may prefer Space junk or Satellite AR which are more user friendly.

Key features of DroidSat:

- after satellite files have been downloaded, no network connection is required.
- ability to load your own satellite TLE files.
- highly configurable display settings can minimize CPU use and save power.
- fast forward and orbital path display to show future satellite positions.


Enable GPS location and your internet connection before starting it for the first time.

Menu functions:
menu->choose tles - select the category of satellite to display (stations.txt for ISS, visual.txt for the brightest satellites, tle-new.txt for recent launches)
menu->playback speed - speed up display by a factor of 10, 30 or 60.
menu->updated tles - update the satellite database. Do this once a week, or after new satellite launches.
menu->preferences - change your display properties (colours, etc.)

You may also copy your own TLE files to
/sdcard/Android/data/com.mkf.droidsat/files

Further instructions are available at
http://sites.google.com/site/droidsatproject/instructions

DroidSat is GPL. Source code available at
http://code.google.com/p/droidsat/

DroidSat uses Horst Meyerdierks' Sputnik 3.1 java program for satellite position calculations.
Satellite orbital data is downloaded from the celestrak.net, amsat.org and Mike McCants' websites.
Latest update uses MyLocation class from Fedor on stackoverflow.com

Recent changes:
Added supplemental TLE files from celestrak - derived directly from owner/operator-supplied orbital data: GPS, GLONASS, METEOSAT, SES and ORBCOMM
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About DroidSat
DroidSat is a real-time satellite tracker.

Point your handset at the sky and see which satellites are there.

Droidsat is for advanced users who want to use their own TLEs or work offline.
Novice users may prefer Space junk or Satellite AR which are more user friendly.

Key features of DroidSat:

- after satellite files have been downloaded, no network connection is required.
- ability to load your own satellite TLE files.
- highly configurable display settings can minimize CPU use and save power.
- fast forward and orbital path display to show future satellite positions.


Enable GPS location and your internet connection before starting it for the first time.

Menu functions:
menu->choose tles - select the category of satellite to display (stations.txt for ISS, visual.txt for the brightest satellites, tle-new.txt for recent launches)
menu->playback speed - speed up display by a factor of 10, 30 or 60.
menu->updated tles - update the satellite database. Do this once a week, or after new satellite launches.
menu->preferences - change your display properties (colours, etc.)

You may also copy your own TLE files to
/sdcard/Android/data/com.mkf.droidsat/files

Further instructions are available at
http://sites.google.com/site/droidsatproject/instructions

DroidSat is GPL. Source code available at
http://code.google.com/p/droidsat/

DroidSat uses Horst Meyerdierks' Sputnik 3.1 java program for satellite position calculations.
Satellite orbital data is downloaded from the celestrak.net, amsat.org and Mike McCants' websites.
Latest update uses MyLocation class from Fedor on stackoverflow.com

Recent changes:
Added supplemental TLE files from celestrak - derived directly from owner/operator-supplied orbital data: GPS, GLONASS, METEOSAT, SES and ORBCOMM

User reviews of DroidSat
doesn't do anything
Jul 9, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 22, 2014
Change the icon Jesus
A Google User
Sep 24, 2014
Doesn't work on SgS5
A Google User
Sep 19, 2014
K K
A Google User
Oct 21, 2013
Bad Only shows 3 SATs big deal
A Google User
Oct 20, 2013
... How come it wont work