Fast, accurate real-time tracking information for an unlimited number of of Earth-orbiting satellites.
Built-in autotracking for turning az/el antennas.
Control antennas with the computer joystick
Super-simple updates of Keplerian Elements... AMSAT or NASA 2-line format.
One-click updating of Keplerian elements via the internet (HTTP & FTP). Can be completely automated for regularly scheduled updates.
Automatic time setting via the internet
Easy-to-use frequency display.
Capture maps and save them to disk, or e-mail to someone else
Automatic sound alarms for satellite AOS, TCA, and LOS.
Information-rich graphics + text satellite tracking screens.
Also tracks the Moon, Sun, planets, cosmic noise sources, and cold sky. Displays the star background, too
Context-sensitive online Help available at all times. You can preview the entire Help file if you want to.
Full implementation of Escobal's fast rise-set algorithm for nearly-instant AOS/LOS calculations.
Complete listing capability for printed output of future passes, mutual windows, two-satellite mutual visibility, satellite eclipses.
Sophisticated fully-editable or automatic "Script Tracking" for scheduling future passes of multiple satellites. Nova for Windows can priority-autotrack dozens of satellites.
Quick-Tips shows how easy it is to get started with Nova for Windows (Adobe Acrobat format).
Visual Basic DDE example by Dave Lamont (Uni-Trac)
Perl example by Richard Cantzler (Univ. of Illinois)
C++ DDE example by Rick Ruhl (Creative Services Software)
What about upgrades?
(registered Nova for Windows users only)
Jump to Nova's Update Headquarters
Pentium or similar processor
256 colors (or more) graphics
Microsoft Windows® '98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP
at least 32 MB RAM
19 MB free hard disk drive space
If autotracking is desired, an appropriate antenna tracking interface such as:
Several 3rd-party programs work with Nova for Doppler tuning
Hey, while you're here... some links to other Satellite/VHF/EME/SETI sites:
Two different companies on the Web have the name "Northern Lights Software."
Click here for Grant Manager Software.