We’ve gone silver! AGI celebrates 25 years

We’ve gone silver! AGI celebrates 25 years

Today marks the beginning of AGI’s 25th year delivering commercial off-the-shelf software to the aerospace, defense and intelligence communities. Together with my then GE colleagues Scott Reynolds and Jim Poland, we founded AGI in 1989 with the mission to enter … Continue reading

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Galileo launch error – navigation consequences

FOC maximum navigation error coverage for a day for the constellation with the achieved orbit

You may have heard that on Friday, August 22, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched two new Galileo satellites aboard a Soyuz ST rocket out of French Guiana. At first they thought all was well, but later, as data emerged, … Continue reading

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Radar signal polarization and complex scattering Radar cross section

Radar signal polarization and complex scattering Radar cross section

Polarized signals in Radar applications help obtain better information about the radar target.  Different target geometries and material characteristics respond differently to polarized signals. Questions have been raised about how STK handles polarized signals and complex scattering RCS for targets. … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – Updated

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 – Updated

Earlier today, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 tragically went down in eastern Ukraine possibly due to a missile strike. In the image below, you can see the aircraft (oversized for visibility) depicted in its last known location at an altitude of … Continue reading

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STK Space Environment and Effects Tool (STK SEET) version 10.1.1 has been released!

STK Space Environment and Effects Tool (STK SEET) version 10.1.1 has been released!

It’s an exciting day here at AGI! After some hard development work, we have just released STK 10.1.1 along with an updated version of SEET which includes some awesome new features – internationally recognized galactic cosmic ray (GCR) and solar … Continue reading

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ADS helps reboot ISEE-3 with ODTK and STK Astrogator

ADS helps reboot ISEE-3 with ODTK and STK Astrogator

Applied Defense Solutions (ADS) and Space Exploration Engineering (SEE) are working in collaboration with SkyCorp and NASA on the reboot project of the International Solar-Environment Explorer (ISEE-3) spacecraft. The ADS/SEE team, comprised of Lisa Policastri, Craig Nickel, Mike Loucks, and … Continue reading

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