April 8, 2016 in Educational (F)
[prMac.com] Milano, Italy - Tension Software is proud to announce the release of International Space Station 1.3, their OS X app that allows users to view the exact position over the earth of the ISS to predict when to see it with naked eye. Calculation of the position is very accurate, the app uses the latest NASA C code, (wrapped inside Objective-C and Cocoa), to calculate it. The route path is visualized over the map to evaluate if the station is coming near your position (when meteorological and light condition are adequate you can see it without any instruments)
The interactive map (OpenMap) allows 11 level of zoom. Future route over the earth map can be displayed up to the next 8 hours. The app downloads at regular time (daily) from our server the latest orbital parameters to calculate the orbit, so the calculation obtained for the position is always accurate and perfect. No user action required.
International Space Station allows users to also watch the webcam stream from the International Space Station, orbiting around the earth, live, via the onboard Web Cam. The Cam stream includes video and audio. International Space Station is easy and fun to use, anyone can use it even if it uses sophisticated satellite orbit calculation.
* Customizable latitude/longitude format
* Measure units in Km and Km/h or NM and MPH
* Zoomable Map
* 'Keep Centered' function
* Includes a PDF User Guide
* Includes a standard Mac Help
Requires an internet connection for map visualization, web cam stream and data update once a day. Position calculation is performed locally using the latest algorithm for orbit computation coded for Mac OS X.
* Better display of latest downloaded orbital keplerian data validity and kaplerian record in use.
* Upgraded code for background download of orbital data.
* Improved orbital calculation code.
* Optimized for OS X 10.10 and OS X 10.11
* Mac OS X Version 10.10 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 5.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
International Space Station 1.3 is $2.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Education category.
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