SATELLITES

SATELLITES

We reached the Space, the Moon and now aiming for Mars.

How do I Spot The Station?

Time is when the sighting opportunity will begin in your local time zone. All sightings will occur within a few hours before or after sunrise or sunset. This is the optimum viewing period as the sun reflects off the space station and contrasts against the darker sky.

Visible is the maximum time period the space station is visible before crossing back below the horizon.

Max Height is measured in degrees (also known as elevation). It represents the height of the space station from the horizon in the night sky. The horizon is at zero degrees, and directly overhead is ninety degrees. If you hold your fist at arm’s length and place your fist resting on the horizon, the top will be about 10 degrees.

Appears is the location in the sky where the station will be visible first. This value, like maximum height, also is measured in degrees from the horizon. The letters represent compass directions — N is north, WNW is west by northwest, and so on.

Disappears represents where in the night sky the International Space Station will leave your field of view.

Astronomical Horizon chart. Click the link for a detailed description of the astronomical horizon and sighting alert messages.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

The International Space Station is a modular space station in low Earth orbit. The ISS programme is a multi-national collaborative project between five participating space agencies: NASA, Roscosmos, JAXA, ESA, and CSA. 3 astronauts are deployed on ISS to do research. ISS can be spotted from Earth with naked eye as it flyby.

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and remains in operation. It is one of the largest and most versatile, well known both as a vital research tool and as a public relations boon for astronomy. Hubble Space Telescope captures the images of deep space in high quality. It is not susceptible to the issues cased due to atmosphere and pollution. HST can be spotted with naked eye as well.

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