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The position of the ISS at 5/3/01 5:44:04 PM UTCIf you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place! Our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe;

  • satellites
  • the International Space Station
  • the Space Shuttle
  • the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites

as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information. Many people don't even realize that satellites can easily be seen with the naked eye. We not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All our pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone. 

Heavens-Above GmbH is a private company which was founded to further the development of the pages which were so successful when operated by the German Space Operations Center. We continue to draw on the support of GSOC, where the pages are still hosted.

To get started, first specify your location by either;
Selecting from our huge database (over 2 million locations!)
Entering your coordinates manually

Here's just a small sample of some of the exciting graphics you'll find among our pages.
Part of a satellite track chart   The inner solar system

Sample from a satellite track chart

Part of the solar system chart

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