Day: July 5, 2015

Satellite Image Tasking Made Easy: SpyMeSat Mobile App

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Orbit Logic announced that SpyMeSat mobile app version 3.0 is now available. This latest version of SpyMeSat allows smart phone users to task a high resolution imaging satellite to take a picture of a user-specified location. SpyMeSat provides real-time imaging satellite awareness, on-demand access to satellite imagery archives, and the ability to request new tasking directly from a mobile device. The mobile app includes the ability to preview and purchase the most recent, highest resolution commercial satellite images of any location through an easy and affordable in-app purchase process. The entire process of preview, select, purchase and delivery of archived imagery can be completed in seconds, delivering satellite imagery for any location on demand. And with “the World’s Longest Selfie Stick” new tasking feature any mobile user can now request that a satellite take their picture. Tasking status updates inform users of tasking request acceptance, imaging time, and imagery processing and delivery status.


The public SpyMeSat app uses NORAD orbit data published online by celestrak and available public information about commercial and international imaging satellites to compute and dynamically display satellite overflights and imaging pass information. A dynamic map shows orbit tracks and the location of satellites with upcoming passes over the user-specified location. 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 works even with intermittent and limited network connectivity because all satellite pass calculations are performed on the mobile device.

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