AMSAT - Satellite Related Software
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Software is an integral part of the amateur satellite experience, and provides services from predicting satellite pass, steering antennas and tuning radios. Some software is available from AMSAT, other software is available from the vendor site. In either case we have done our best to make sure the following links point to the most recent version.

We request that you order through the AMSAT Store when purchasing. If you purchase your software from AMSAT you are helping to fund future AMSAT activities.

The following software is recommended for current personal computer systems. If you do not find your platform or program here, please go to our Software Archive. If you believe there is a package that should be listed here, please contact the web team.

If you are looking for satellite pass predictions online, also visit the AMSAT Online Satellite Pass Prediction page.

 


Professional Tracking Software For Purchase

  • Professional features intended for serious satellite users
  • Satellite tracking and prediction
  • Antenna steering through popular interfaces
  • Radio tuning with automatic Doppler correction
  • Simulations and graphical interfaces
  • Extensive documentation and vendor support
Package Platform Publisher Download License* Member
Price
Purchase
MacDoppler Mac OS 10.4, 10.5 Dog Park Software Demo $100 $80 >Purchase
Nova for Windows Windows Northern Lights Software Assoc. Demo $60 $50 Purchase
SatPC32 Windows DK1TB Demo $50 $45 Purchase
SCRAP Windows Bytheway SDL Demo $60 $50 Purchase
InstantTrack DOS Paul Williamson, KB5MU Demo $50 $30 Purchase

*Prices shown are US Dollars. AMSAT members pay the License
fee minus the Member Discount. Proof of membership is required.
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Tracking Programs - Shareware or Open Source

  • Features more geared to beginners
  • Satellite tracking and prediction
  • Simulations and graphical interfaces available
  • Generally no antenna steering
  • Generally Radio tuning
  • Minimal documentation and forum support
Orbitron
Package Platform Publisher Download License Limitation
Orbitron Windows Sebastian Stoff Download Cardware None
SatScape Windows Scott Hather Download Freeware
(accepts donations)
Non-Commercial
Predict OSX, Linux, SunOS
and Windows
John A. Magliacane, KD2BD Linux
Windows
GPL GNU Public License
Portable Predict+ OSX, Linux, SunOS
and Windows
John A. Magliacane, KD2BD Linux
Windows
GPL GNU Public License
PetitTrack Embedded Linux Edson Pereira, N1VTN Download GPL GNU Public License
PocketSat+ PalmOS, WindowsCE 3.0 Big Fat Tail Productions Download Shareware 3 Second Update
Tracksat WindowsCE 3.0 Andy Davidson ZL3AD Download Shareware Non-Commercial
SAT_EXPLORER Windows Gabriel Rivat F6DQM Download "free software"  
Gpredict Linux, Mac OS X, Windows Alexandru Csete, OZ9AEC Download GPL GNU Public License

 


Digital Satellite Programs

  • Designed to support digital (packet) satellites and/or UI digipeaters such as the ISS and PCSats
  • Automates station operations
  • Automates message and bulletin transmission and reception
WiSP
Package Platform Publisher Download License* Member
Price
Purchase
WiSP Windows AMSAT North America Download $60 $50 Purchase
UISS Windows Guy Roels, ON6MU Download Donation    

*Prices shown are US Dollars. AMSAT members pay the License
fee minus the Member Discount. Proof of membership is required.
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