Help & Knowledgebase

Answers to the call of curiosity... and troubleshooting...

We're here to build cool stuff, help you use it, and see what you use it to make!

This knowledgebase is a new section (v1.0) and will see a lot of change in the coming weeks, so thank you for being patient with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CAPCOM?

CAPCOM is a web app that connects you to several aspects of space exploration. So far we've built satellite tracking functionality which allows you to track the 100 most visible satellites. We plan on expanding this to allow for more satellites in the future. Our primary data source is CelesTrak which is maintained by Dr. T.S. Kelso (@TSKelso) at the Center for Space Standards and Innovation.

What are we doing next?
  • Space launch schedule Completed
  • A rebuild of AeroEd (a project by Mark Adkins - @markadkn) which provides real-time weather conditions at launch sites around the world, information about the rocket being launched, live countdown, and live stream for U.S.-based launches.
  • List of active missions and information about the purpose of each mission
  • Alerts for:
    • Satellite flyovers
    • Launches
    • Mission Updates
    • Astronomical Events
    • When there is a supermoon (take a look at and follow us on Twitter @isitasupermoon)
    • API for... all of the above!
I'm interested in the beta program

CAPCOM is currently only in private beta, meaning it is by invite only. If you think you'd make a good beta tester, send us an email at and we'll be in touch. You can also always find the most up-to-date information about the beta program on the beta program help page.

Does CAPCOM use any Open Source Software (OSS)?

Yes! CAPCOM wouldn't be what it is now without open source software. We of course want to give credit where credit is due, so take a look at the open source software we use.

How can I get in touch?

We'll have a whole fancy Contact Us page soon, but in the meantime you can reach us by sending us an email at