GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 12, 2014”Orbit Logic announced today that their popular SpyMeSat mobile app, previously available only for iPhone, is now available for Android devices on Google Play. The SpyMeSat app provides notifications when imaging satellites are overhead and may be taking your picture. A dynamic map shows orbit tracks and the location of satellites with upcoming passes over the user-specified location.
Almost immediately after the release of SpyMeSat for iPhone, we started to get requests from Android users who wanted SpyMeSat for their device. said Alex Herz, president of Orbit Logic, developers of the SpyMeSat app. We started to work on the Android version based on popular demand, really. I was pleased that we were able to get the app out for Android on Google Play so quickly.
The SpyMeSat app uses NORAD orbit data published online by www.celestrak.com and available public information about commercial and international imaging satellites to compute and dynamically display imaging satellite overflights and pass information. The app user can drill down to see additional details about each imaging opportunity, and the app provides a page describing each satellite for those who want to learn more. SpyMeSat users can configure the app to enable or disable individual satellites, change the location of interest, enable or disable various notification options, and specify the resolution limit for computed passes.
Orbit Logic can create custom SpyMeSat solutions for any constellation of satellites. With a custom SpyMeSat solution, authorized users can make satellite tasking requests directly from their m