Introducing: Satcat

Have you ever wondered where the International Space Station is relative to your location? Are you curious about how many Starlink satellites are currently in orbit? Do you want to access comprehensive space weather forecasts? This information — and much more — is now available in the palm of your hand with Satcat.com!

Space Data for Every User

Satcat is a full-scope spaceflight intelligence exchange that aggregates historical and real-time data for objects and events in Earth’s orbit. Designed to be a resource for users ranging from space-curious individuals to industry experts, Satcat is the premier one-stop platform for researching, analyzing, and referencing space-related data.

While many resources offer a wealth of essential information regarding orbital assets, the industry lacks a platform where information such as active and decayed satellite count, real-time and historical TLE data, space weather forecasts, and more could be found in one comprehensive, public platform. Satcat fills this critical gap by unifying this information into a single resource, offering users a streamlined way to easily search, reference, and analyze information relating to objects and activities in Earth’s orbit.

Live Satellite Tracking & Forecasting

Sat_1.png With Satcat, users can search and track any active satellite or debris object in real time! Smart Search allows users to look up objects based on their name, NORAD ID, or COSPAR ID, and save them to their favorites list on the platform. Users can also use the 3D globe view to view all tracked objects circling Earth.

Each tracked object has a reference page that contains information such as its orbit, last TLE update, country of origin, launch date, object type, and historical trends of orbital elements. Users can use this page to track an object’s path around the Earth and obtain a 10-day visibility forecast relative to the user’s location and historical TLE data up to 4 years prior.

Database Filtering

Directory-Advanced Search.png Satcat’s Advanced search enables users to explore the platform’s database of 60,000+ active satellites, rocket bodies, debris, and decayed objects a step further! Input your desired queries into the filters, and Satcat will quickly generate a list of all objects that match those parameters.

Analytics Sandbox

Sandbox.png For those looking for more advanced analytics tools, Satcat’s Sandbox allows users to quickly analyze satellite orbits and compare primary TLE inputs against up to 10 secondary TLEs in seconds. Satcat’s toolkit includes an ever-growing set of astrodynamics tools, such as a TLE visualizer and a multi-format time converter, designed to accelerate astrodynamicists’ work. Users are also invited to join the platform’s Discord Server to share their findings with the Satcat community, request new features, and receive support.

Space Weather Overview

SpaceWeather.png Space weather events can pose a real risk to satellite operations, including equipment damage, orbital anomalies, and communication loss. To give operators and enthusiasts a comprehensive view of orbital activity, Satcat provides current and future forecasts for geomagnetic and solar radiation storms, as well as radio blackouts. Satcat’s Space Weather overview uses NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center’s Space Weather Scales to describe the severity of certain events, as well as visual representations of solar and geomagnetic activity.

Launch Statistics

SC6.png Stay up-to-date with the latest launches from around the world! Satcat’s Launch Stats tool compiles data from The Space Devs to provide users with a full view of upcoming weekly launches, as well as 30-day visualizations of launched satellites and decayed objects

Search Space with Satcat

Kayhan Space is on a mission to make space accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of expertise. Whether you’re a satellite operator, astronomer, or simply interested in space, there’s something for you to explore on Satcat.com!

Thank you to the following data providers that have made this possible: