Comment Suivre Iss?

L’agence spatiale européenne (ESA) propose de pouvoir suivre la position de l’ISS en direct sur une carte interactive (Cf. en bas d’article). Pour savoir où et quand l’observer, la NASA propose une application dédiée (Spot the Station). Il en existe également plusieurs sur smartphone qui sont très bien faites.

What is the International Space Station (ISS)?

The International Space Station (ISS) is a multi-nation laboratory, orbiting 248 miles (400 kilometers) above our heads. It perhaps comes as no surprise that the ISS can easily be seen and tracked from Earth.

Does the ISS ever appear to be overhead?

As the ISS orbits with an inclination of 51.6 degrees, if you live beyond 51.6 degrees north or south of the equator the ISS will never appear directly overhead. The ISS is only visible because it reflects sunlight.

How do you see the International Space Station?

Due to the Station’s orbit it appears to travel from west to east over our planet, and due to Earth’s own rotation the Space Station’s moves 2200 km to the west on each orbit. You can see the International Space Station with your own eyes from here by looking up at the right time.

Can you see the ISS with the naked eye?

The ISS is therefore a great skywatching target for those living in urban and rural areas alike. Spotting the ISS requires no specialist equipment as it can be seen with the naked eye. All you need to know is where to look and when. Click here for more videos Sorry, the video player failed to load. (Error Code: 100013)

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