ISS tracker website broken?

KK7BIV

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Not sure if this belongs here, but I can't find anywhere else on the forums where it would fit.

So I was tracking the ISS using this website: http://www.isstracker.com, and I was trying to calculate when it would be over the northwest US again. However, when I went to the part of the website where you can see where the ISS was at any given point in time, the button to enter a time seems to be broken.

My explanation is not the greatest, so here's the link: http://www.isstracker.com/historical. What I did was try to enter this time: "2021-11-25 00:50:00+0000." That's the format that they want it in– I think it's GM time, but I'm not 100% sure.

Has anyone else had this problem? Also, if anyone knows a different (preferably better) website for tracking the ISS, I'd appreciate that information as well.

Thanks!
Bill
 

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I'm on an XP machine and when the page loaded I got a message "the page could not load Google maps correctly" and asking me if I was the site owner. That's as far as I went.
N2YO is what I use with my zip code. Heavens Above can give you visible vs all passes predictions w apogee.
 

KK7BIV

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Ahh, thanks! That worked!

Yeah, I don't know what the "Google maps" thing was all about– the website looked a bit...well, disreputable? Maybe not quite that, but Safari couldn't establish a secure connection to it, and that, combined with the other two issues makes it one of those sites I probably won't be spending a lot of my time on.
 

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Oh. Huh. I thought it was just my Node-RED flow playing up.
I use that API call to plot the ISS position on my Node-RED Woldmap (along with a ton of other stuff).
Thanks for the sanity check.

Update. Its back working again.
 

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Not sure if this belongs here, but I can't find anywhere else on the forums where it would fit.

So I was tracking the ISS using this website: http://www.isstracker.com, and I was trying to calculate when it would be over the northwest US again. However, when I went to the part of the website where you can see where the ISS was at any given point in time, the button to enter a time seems to be broken.

My explanation is not the greatest, so here's the link: http://www.isstracker.com/historical. What I did was try to enter this time: "2021-11-25 00:50:00+0000." That's the format that they want it in– I think it's GM time, but I'm not 100% sure.

Has anyone else had this problem? Also, if anyone knows a different (preferably better) website for tracking the ISS, I'd appreciate that information as well.

Thanks!
Bill
I tried that website, I think they also have an app, don't like either one. I use NASA's tracker.
 

KK7BIV

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wtp, thanks! Your suggestion led me down a bit of a rabbit hole, but at the end of it I found http://ariss.org. It says the astronauts on the ISS usually are listening between 0730 and 0830 UTC (2330-2430 Pacific), and between 1830 and 1930 UTC (1030-1130 Pacific).

So I'll have to find when the ISS will be overhead around those times– well, the second one anyway. I'm not sure I want to wait up until midnight to have a chance of hearing the ISS.

Anyway, thanks for the suggestions, guys!
Bill
 

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Ive used the ISS Detector app for several years with good results. It's accurate enough for all my sat ops.
 

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I've used WXTrack for years - initially to receive the LEO weather satellites - but it works for everything that's up there and even downloads the Keps itself. If you ask it to show the ISS it plots where it's been and where it's going and you can alter the clock to see when it will be over your place.

ISS Plot.jpg
 
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