Monthly Archives: December 2011

“Chinese GPS” system (BeiDou) begins service

STK Analysis showing Beidou satellite regional coverage

After the announcement that China’s Beidou Navigation Satellite Constellation is now operational, STK analysis was rapidly performed to model, analyze and visualize the coverage quality of the new system. Continue reading

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Marooned Russian Mars mission will end in reentry soon

Marooned Russian Mars mission will end in reentry soon

For the third time since September, eyes will be pointed skyward in early 2012 as yet another satellite falls to Earth. This time it is a Russian spacecraft—Phobos-Grunt—that became marooned in Low Earth Orbit when its Earth-escape engines failed to … Continue reading

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AGI graphics and expertise populate new book about orbital debris threat

AGI graphics and expertise populate new book about orbital debris threat

Limiting Future Collision Risk to Spacecraft: An Assessment of NASA’s Meteoroid and Orbital Debris Program is a new book from the National Research Council that examines NASA’s efforts to understand the meteoroid and orbital debris environment, identifies what NASA is … Continue reading

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STK 9.2.3 released

The third maintenance release for STK 9.2 and related modules is now available. This new release features: • a new altitude constraint option for Area Target objects available through Connect • improvements for the STK/SEET module including:           • a new Average … Continue reading

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AGI space situational awareness software demos and papers at the Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum

IKONOS imaging with AGI's Conjunction Analysis Tools software

AGI is proud to be participating in the 18th Annual Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) in Singapore 6-9 December 2011. As AGI’s lead systems engineer in the Asia-Pacific Region, I will be presenting two papers regarding AGI software for … Continue reading

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