Solar System Scope

Solar System Scope was first presented in 2010

Thanks to amazing support of users, editors and webmasters
who shared and published it everywhere imaginable, it became one of the most popular space sites today.

Every once in a while, we update the model with most popular ideas, but every suggestion counts - so please let us know what you think of our Scope model.

Scope team
We are Space Enthusiasts, Software engineers, Designers and other Geeks, mostly from INOVE: software company in EU.
photo adrian
Adrian Bayer
Came up with the idea of Solar. Nowadays both a designer and a developer. Would very much like to visit low orbit some day.
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Marian Bayer
Was the first to make real programming for Solar. Our celestial calculations guru. Also interested in deciphering the universal number 42.
Monika Falbová
Always reaching for the stars and has a masters degree in social work :) If you seek help or support she is the right person for you.
Andrej Fašung
Welcomes new ideas and likes to finish what has been started. Thinks that there is always time for a good chat to move things forward.
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Martin Krištof
Marketing strategist, does all the neat things that make our Solar online tick. Would like to talk with HAL 9000 about life priority.
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Gabriel Okša
He is a researcher in the field of parallel numerical linear algebra. Besides mathematics, his interests include astronomy, growing cacti and orchids, and playing piano (especially the compositions of Chopin).
Credits: NASA
Solar System Scope calculations are based on orbital parameters published by NASA. Solar System Scope unique planet maps are based on NASA elevation and imagery data. Colors and shades of the textures are tuned according to true-color photos made by Messenger, Viking, Cassini and new horizon spacecrafts, and the Hubble Space Telescope.

We want to thank all our fans, not only for your amazing support, but also for all of your ideas.

Special thanks goes to all of you around the globe, who helped us translate Solar System Scope to your native language:

spanish (update):
spanish (previous):
italian (update):
italian (previous):
polish (update): Piotr 'Wiking' Mielczarek
polish (previous):
czech: (partly)
vietnamese: Chevalier (
arabic: MJTerminator (
Ayad (

Satellite Positions
by CelesTrak
Solar System Scope orbital calculations are based on TLE datasets published by CelesTrak - NORAD:
Media Refs
Solar System Scope as a part of educational software for portuguese schools
Adjusting Solar System Scope for multitouch screen table and adding a queez game
Customization of Solar System Scope for Chinese market
Website of astronomy project with own version of Solar System Scope