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Satellite Flybys


Would you like your phone to alert you when the ISS, shuttle, or even spy sats are flying overhead? Simple! Satellite Flybys turns your phone into a full-featured satellite tracker with flyby alarms and more.

If you want to learn something about the satellites you are seeing instead of just getting a name and a number (what is an SL-16 R/B anyway?) this is the app that does that. For each satellite listed there is a description and a photo (when available). And our dataset is maintained by pros so we only track the most interesting of the 100's of visible satellites.

As an educational tool for casual sky watchers, Satellite Flybys beats the others hands down. And if you are an avid satellite spotter, this app is a good way to introduce others to your hobby. Also, unlike some of the other satellite spotting apps, the flyby predictions are stored so they are available offline. That's important if you go out to a nice dark sky area to view flybys and don't happen to have cell coverage there.

Recent changes:
Fixed text overlap for users using large text size. (Android 3.x and later)
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$2.99
70
3.5
User ratings
259
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
1
File size
244 kb
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About Satellite Flybys
Would you like your phone to alert you when the ISS, shuttle, or even spy sats are flying overhead? Simple! Satellite Flybys turns your phone into a full-featured satellite tracker with flyby alarms and more.

If you want to learn something about the satellites you are seeing instead of just getting a name and a number (what is an SL-16 R/B anyway?) this is the app that does that. For each satellite listed there is a description and a photo (when available). And our dataset is maintained by pros so we only track the most interesting of the 100's of visible satellites.

As an educational tool for casual sky watchers, Satellite Flybys beats the others hands down. And if you are an avid satellite spotter, this app is a good way to introduce others to your hobby. Also, unlike some of the other satellite spotting apps, the flyby predictions are stored so they are available offline. That's important if you go out to a nice dark sky area to view flybys and don't happen to have cell coverage there.

Recent changes:
Fixed text overlap for users using large text size. (Android 3.x and later)

User reviews of Satellite Flybys
Heaven's Above is a much better app and it's free.
Jan 8, 2011
Crashes when setting a reminder on HTC Hero
Oct 21, 2010
Problems with latest upgrade: (1) App would no longer start from screen icon. Had to uninstall and reinstall to make it work. (2) App will not locate with GPS. Keeps telling me I'm in New York when I'm really in South Carolina. Had to use the ZIP code feature, which is ok ONLY if you know the ZIP code of your location.
Oct 4, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 6, 2014
I love this app. Me and my children go out to watch satellites pass overhead all the time since getting this.
A Google User
Jan 30, 2014
Not good It notified me once then stopped working on my Samsung Gs4,i checked my settings still made no difference. Got another sat tracker that works fine.
A Google User
Dec 30, 2013
I'm Batman
A Google User
Oct 15, 2013
Did not work for me. Set reminders and never got one so I missed the flybys I wanted to see.
A Google User
Sep 20, 2013
Too much trouble Never could use it. When I bring the app up the words were there but it was covered with sentences over the top of sentences. Kinda disappointed after spending money