International Space Station
International Space Station
2.1.2

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International Space Station free download for Mac

International Space Station

2.1.2
03 July 2019

Watch the webcam stream from the International Space Station.

Overview

International Space Station allows to see the position and route of the International Space Station over an interactive map of the world or in alternate an interactive tridimensional representation of the globe with day and night zones. Using this application you can see if the International Space station is visible (naked eye) in the sky from your position in the next hours.

The Experience

  • See it naked eye. Many people has no idea the space station can be seen naked eye (if you know when to look and where)
  • Using the application I did it many time. Success is granted and everyone will be amazed if you show them the station in the sky.
  • With a simple click you can also see the live webcam stream coming from the International Space Station.
  • You have the possibility to see it naked eye many times in a month
  • Often 2 visible naked eye passage in the same night (after a full orbit of around 90 minutes)
  • The station takes some minutes to pass over you in the sky and disappear. It runs at around 27 000 Km/h - 17 000 MPH
  • You can watch also the astronauts activities with video and audio, all live.

Features

  • Very accurate position calculation using latest NASA algorithm updated every second.
  • Calculation is calculated locally using an internal algorithm, no external source required.
  • Route path visualized over the map or over a 3d globe for the next hours to see if it will be over your location.
  • Exact coordinate position, speed, elevation.
  • Zoom, move and resize the map as you like
  • Offers 6 different types of map/3D globe on macOS 10.13+ (5 on previous macOS releases, plain map is available only on macOS 10.13+)
  • Automatic update of the latest orbital parameters from our servers to calculate the orbits (NASA source)
  • Perfect results as using pro orbital software but in an easy to use app
  • Offers 6 different types of map/3D globe on macOS 10.13+ (5 on previous macOS releases, plain map is available only on macOS 10.13+)
  • Customizable latitude/longitude format
  • Measure units in Km and Km/h or NM and MPH
  • Zoomable interactive Map and the 3D Globe showing also night/day areas
  • 'Keep Centered' function
  • Circle area of visibility moving with the station
  • Autodetect of your position and circle area of visibility around your position
  • Works also in full screen mode
  • Full support of Dark Appearance Mode on macOS 10.14+
  • Runs on macOS 10.11 or successive
  • Includes a PDF User Guide

Additional Features

  • Page Station at NASA
  • Nasa station blog
  • Web Cam stream on board of the station
  • Audio stream from the station
  • Facebook page of the station
  • Twitter NASA astronauts
  • Twitter ESA astronauts
  • YouTube presence
  • Flickr presence

Also Available For

We have also an iOS version for the iPhone and the iPad with similar features. Search on the iOS App Store for 'ISS Track 2'

What's new in International Space Station

Version 2.1.2:
  • Improved algorithm for daily update of NASA orbital parameters
  • Bug fixes

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2 International Space Station Reviews

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Ythara
24 May 2011

Most helpful

or simply go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station and watch the same webcam and tracker for free.
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Version 1.0
Macfool
14 March 2019
try this ? https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ESRS/HDEV/
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Version 2.1.1
Ythara
24 May 2011
or simply go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station and watch the same webcam and tracker for free.
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Version 1.0
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Tension Software
Tension Software
25 May 2011
Nasa web tracker is updated at interval of thousands of Miles (or Kilometers). This app offers precise position second by second and if you want to see the station in the sky (it is the brighter star in the sky) it is a lot better plus offers ISS inner web cam with one click. Plus this app offers day by day orbital data update for a perfect calculation, a things a lot of other apps around don't do (and if orbital data are not up to date calculation of position is wrong). This app wraps in a easy to use interface a true orbital calculation engine for perfect and exact computation, it doesn't grab the position from the web (often a wrong one) all this at almost a free price (US$ 2.99)
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Pripyat
Pripyat
07 June 2011
What is it these days with this "free culture"? Developers have to work day and night to provide you with software to enjoy - if you don't enjoy it, don't use it. Keep up the good work Tension Software. There will always be moaners.
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Jimw
Jimw
08 June 2011
While I agree in a lot of cases, but in this instance I already paid for it through my tax dollars so I should not have to pay again to see my tac dollars at work nor should someone else profit from something that takes advantage of someone else's work without compensating them for it - i.e. NASA
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Tension Software
Tension Software
22 June 2011
Jimw we are not profiting from NASA work, the algorithm and formula to make satellite calculation were put on public domain by the authors which are independent scientists even if they probably worked in the past for NASA. Other formula such as the one for converting from celestial coordinate to terrestrial one are from U.S. Naval Observatory, but these too put as public domain from them. So for computation we use general available algorithm. Saying we profit from their work without compensating them is absolutely unfair, because in the license agreement they said in an explicit way they don't ask for money but just for giving credit to them and we did it in all the documentation included with the app. When you put an algorithm online for public use you agree to do not receive money back, even if the research to develop these algorithms was made with public money. I notice that often here on Macupdate someone uses just generic excuses to say all the worst about published software, and often it becomes pathetic. Our software required days and nights of works and is one of the best for precision of the position of the ISS and offers an unique way to have always the last orbital data in use and we offer it for the ridiculous price of US$ 2.99 and what we obtained is fortunately a lot of satisfied users (and some idiotic comment too about tax paid to run NASA)
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
15 July 2011
@Jimw, you didn't pay for this app with your tax dollars, and the dev has to pay taxes also! This info is free on NASA's site, but having it in an app is not. Plus tax dollars means nothing. I pay for street signs with my tax dollars, but does that mean I own them? Try taking one home and see!
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Macnerd1984
Macnerd1984
16 July 2011
I'm not personally that interested in NASA stuff that much, and not being from the US I can't comment on the Tax argument, but it's clear that the dev has put a lot of work into this app, so getting it for the price of a cup of coffee seems perfectly reasonable to me. Some people are just tight arses - You wonder what they must be like in real life, wandering about all day griping about paying small amounts for this and that. Must get very tiring...
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Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
20 January 2014
Absolutely correct Ythara. This claims it allows you to "Watch the webcam stream from the International Space Station." But is only gives an overpass map of the Earth and for anything else you have to use your Web browser to various dedicated area to: Page Station at NASA Web Cam stream on board of the station Audio stream from the station Facebook page of the station Twitter presence YouTube presence Flickr presence Support via email to all the users So I say go to the site you recommended for FREE using your browser. This is misleading and deceitful advertising.
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aljaruun
aljaruun
10 February 2018
This should be donation or shareware. You've built an app on the top of public services and are trying to profiteer from it. Either you should make it shareware or you donate half of the money you get back into the publich services which made your app possible.
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