Space FlybysSpace Flybys

Chances are if you're an Android nerd, you're also a space nerd. And one of my favorite parts of being a space nerd is dragging the kids outside on a clear night to see what we can see. For the stars, there's Google Sky Map. For everything else floating around up there, there's Satellite Flybys.

Brought to you by the folks behind the Space Weather website, Satellite Flybys is a quick and easy way to find out what's going to be buzzing overhead, and when it's going to do so. It checks your location via GPS, crunches some numbers, and figures out what's up. Want to see the international space station fly by? Just check the app, then look up. Want to see the not-so-secret X-37 space plane? No problem. Some things, like the ISS, are visible to the naked eye. Others may need binoculars or a telescope. Either way, it's a great way to see what's going on in the heaven above. Download links and more screen shots are after the break.

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There are 14 comments

joebob2000 says:

How long before there is a version that supports the digital compass and can show me a heads-up style view of the satellites like Google Sky does? Now thats something I would pay for.

wekebu#AC says:

You are certainly right, I love the star gazing. I've used for years to track ISS. However, I can't tell you how many times we see a satellite and wonder what one it is. Thanks for recommending this app, I'll give it a try.

nkwebb140 says:

Everytime I tap 'Set Reminder For This Flyby' - it force closes.

Dnomyar220 says:

That's because the government doesn't want you to know when the X-37B is flying over

tCub#AC says:

Phil, You have a missed call.

Kevinjt4 says:

$2.99 - I get the feeling that AC will no longer mention "cost" unless its FREE from here on out...

brooklyn says:

I'm becoming increasingly annoyed with that. Why review an app in detail and then turn around and omit the cost of the app?

nkwebb140 says:

Oh, did I mention that everytime I tap 'Set Reminder For This Flyby' - it force closes?

Later two bucks....

You cry babies are some cheap assholes. Either you or your mom will drop 200+ on a phone and then bitch about it. If ya like an app spend 3 dollars and don't get that 3 dollar soda at dinner. Drink a water.

nkwebb140 says:

What can of soda costs $3? You should find a new place to grocery shop.

brooklyn says:

No one is complaining about the price, genius, we're complaining about the fact that it's the norm now on android central to omit whether an app is free or if it has a cost. I think that's important enough to mention in a review.

initialjdg says:

link doesn't seem to work on the market

gicuenitro says:

"If ya like an app spend 3 dollars and don't get that 3 dollar soda at dinner. Drink a water."

wow. genius.

rando991 says:

you are right that the reminders try to FORCE CLOSE the program...I don't know if they are actually getting set or is this a bug in the program, not right for pay app...hoping for an update soon....EPIC 4G.