STK’s Orbit Wizard Gets New Magic

STK’s Orbit Wizard Gets New Magic

We recently had a GEO station keeping class where using equinoctial orbital elements proved to be useful. Unfortunately, the last time I dealt with those was back in college (it’s been a while), so I struggled to remember my p’s … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Neighborhood, 2016 HO3!

Welcome to the Neighborhood, 2016 HO3!

The neighborhood is getting a bit more crowded, and as astronomers have observed, it’s a busy place. In fact, on April 27th, 2016 astronomers at the Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope in Haleakala, Hawaii observed Earth’s newest neighbor, 2016 HO3. … Continue reading

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Using the Satellite Lifetime Tool versus HPOP for Re-Entry Prediction

Using the Satellite Lifetime Tool versus HPOP for Re-Entry Prediction

I recently had a customer ask about the differences he was seeing in a satellite’s predicted decay time when using the Satellite Lifetime Tool versus propagating the satellite using HPOP. This particular customer was seeing a variance of about two … Continue reading

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Computing Communications Channel Capacity

*based on the Shannon-Hartley Capacity formula

Check out our Virtual Training on Evaluating Communications Links on June 28 Channel Capacity* is the tight upper bound on the (data) rate at which information can be reliably transmitted over a communications channel. STK doesn’t compute this through its Data … Continue reading

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Learn STK Through Tutorials

Learn STK Through Tutorials

What is the best way to get started learning STK? Are you new to STK and wondering where to go to get started using the software? Or perhaps you’ve used STK before but it’s been a while and you need … Continue reading

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