International Space Station (ISS)

The iss platform uses the Open Notify API to let you know if the station is above your home location. This means that ISS is 10° above the horizon of your home.

You can check in the attributes of the sensor to see the timestamp for the next rise of the station, its current coordinates, and the number of people in space.


Adding International Space Station (ISS) to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:

Manual configuration steps

If you enable “Show on map” in the options for this integration then the location attributes are named latitude and longitude. The default name of the location attributes is lat and long to avoid showing them on the map.