A real time satellite tracking program

Version : 0.4.0
Author(s) : Alexandru Csete
License : GPL
Website :

Installs from Open Source Astronomy for Linux cd 1
Disk space required for installation is 1.52 Mb

After the package is installed it can be accessed using the command



A shortcut will be installed in the KDE/GNOME desktop menu system,
as an entry in the Astronomy submenu



Gnome Predict is a real time satellite tracking program for Gnome, based on the tracking engine of John Magliacane's excellent satellite tracker Predict ( In the beginning (v. 0.1), Gnome Predict was just a GUI client using Predict's socket interface but as of version 0.2, the tracking code from Predict has been included directly into Gnome Predict so the program doesn't need a running Predict server anymore. This decision has been made due to performance problems using the socket interface.

Gnome Predict aims to include the following features as we move towards version 1.0:

* Be able to track a large number of satellites (only limited by the physical memory of the computer) * Track for several groundstations, not just one. * Show the satellite data using various visualization modules (lists, maps, sky, etc.) * Predict upcomming passes for the satellites. * Automatically update element sets when newer sets are available * Control your receiver/transmitter and antenna rotor using the hamlib libraries ( * Advanced schedule manager for unattended monitoring of satellites. * Any desirable feature that is missing from other programs (feel free to submit your ideas)