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:
If the above My button doesn’t work, you can also perform the following steps manually:
Browse to your Home Assistant instance.
In the sidebar click on Settings.
From the configuration menu select: Devices & Services.
In the bottom right, click on the Add Integration button.
From the list, search and select “International Space Station (ISS)”.
Follow the instruction on screen to complete the set up.
If you enable “Show on map” in the options for this integration then the location attributes
longitude. The default name of the location attributes is
long to avoid showing them on the map.