SAT_EXPLORER
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Last release : 3.7.2
Date : October 10th 2020
Author : F6DQM

Freeware to track the Moon, the Sun, artificial satellites and to control antenna interfaces.
OS : Windows XP and higher, 32 & 64 bits.
Supported languages : English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Linux/Ubuntu users may run SAT_EXPLORER through WINE 1.0 or CROSSOVER.

Handles the following antenna tracking interfaces :
PourSat, FODTrack, EA4TX, GS232, EASYCOM, TRAKBOX, KCT, PROSISTEL, M2-ORION, EGIS and other compatible interfaces such as LVBTracker and SatDrive.
SAT_EXPLORER
is compatible with TRX-Manager for piloting transceivers and other antenna systems.
SAT_EXPLORER computes satellite positions from any standard 2-line orbital elements of radioamateur satellites such as this one :

SAT_EXPLORER computes the positions of the Moon in using built-in algorithms. The accuracy is reputed to be better than 0.1°. EME Doppler shifts are computed for your own echo and for any DX station.
SAT_EXPLORER can upload on your personnal pages, with the period you like, the map of the world showing the current position and coverage of a satellite. See for example the position and coverage of QO-100 such as SAT_EXPLORER will create and upload the HTML page and the map. Note that this is just an example which is not refreshed but as QO-100 is geostationnary, its position never changes !
                               

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Please note : The upper packages are compiled under the proven but old Delphi7 compiler.
You may download and use the same release of Sat_Explorer compiled with Delphi10 compiler, more recent, greater performances but heavier file.
Please click the following link to download this stamped [DX] release :   Alternative download link
  

If you experiment sone difficulties to start with Sat_Explorer, please click this quick guide to get started.
The same guide is available in the install package of Sat_Explorer.

Example of the map showing the current coverage, next visibility coverage, trace, sun etc of a satellite

Example of Moon window :