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:
Fixed startup crashes.
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3.7
User ratings
319
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
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File size
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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:
Fixed startup crashes.

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User reviews of DroidSat
doesn't do anything
Jul 9, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 21, 2013
Bad Only shows 3 SATs big deal
A Google User
Oct 20, 2013
... How come it wont work
A Google User
Jul 6, 2013
Southern hemisphere issues? I don't think it works on galaxy s3 in the southern hemisphere. Unsure why
A Google User
May 13, 2013
Hangs on galaxy s4
A Google User
May 2, 2013
Doesn't make sense I can't make sense of this one. I don't know how to use it and track satellites. Also, too few satellites to track.