Satellite Tracking Software
Real Time Tracking
of an
Unlimited Number of Satellites

Fast, Accurate, and Easy to Use

7-20-2013 changed their protocol for distributing orbital elements. Reports indicate that Nova is not downloading elements properly.  I am working on this problem.  Meanwhile, you should download from Celestrak.

Nova for Windows works fine with Windows 7/64

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Nova for Windows has become the most popular Windows-based satellite tracking program in the world.  In use by NASA, the U.S. Air Force, industry, and thousands of amateur radio operators, Nova sets the standard for excellence.

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Nova includes realistic maps that are shaded to show vegetation, topography, and ocean bathymetry.  Satellite positions are shown with accompanying ground tracks, orbital paths, and star background.

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Updating Keplerian elements is a breeze.  You can drag-and-drop a file onto Nova or use its built-in Internet download function to download new elements with a single mouse click. 

Current versions

Nova for


NfW version
NfW build number
NfW update date

GPS version

NLSA offers advanced custom programming
for scientific and engineering applications.
Contact us to discuss your requirements.


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