Global Space & Technology Convention 2017

Global Space & Technology Convention 2017

Real talk: Space is becoming more congested and contested. This year at GSTC 2017 in Singapore a major focus of discussion has been on the increasing number of small satellites in orbit. In his welcome address at GSTC Mr. S … Continue reading

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Custom Transmission and Computing Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Custom Transmission and Computing Signal-to-Noise Ratio

In this blog, I am going to explain how to compute the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for a custom transmission based on existing Communications Channel parameters in STK. The SNR parameter can be computed based on Link Budget parameters calculated in … Continue reading

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Licenses? Trouble? Don’t fear. Help is here!

Licenses? Trouble? Don’t fear. Help is here!

Anybody who has installed and used STK has probably had a licensing question at one point or another. Even though we try to make it easy, with all the different license types and various user locations, inevitably people run into … Continue reading

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Find the ISS with Your Valentine

Find the ISS with Your Valentine

Have you ever sat outside at night, looked up and seen “stars” moving across the clear sky? I bet they weren’t stars! You probably saw a satellite moving across the sky right above you! Maybe even the International Space Station … Continue reading

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To the Skies! Designing Your Own Aircraft in STK

To the Skies! Designing Your Own Aircraft in STK

Flashback to a time of scientific pioneering, 117 years ago Orville and Wilbur Wright set out to prove that powered manned flight was an attainable impossibility. Inspired by Otto Lilienthal (pictured on the right) and his work on the new … Continue reading

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