Monthly Archives: December 2012

The year in review – highlights from 2012

The year in review – highlights from 2012

Well, it was a spectacular year for the space and defense communities, and AGI had some pretty fantastic accomplishments, too. We were really excited to release Systems Tool Kit 10 in November, because we hope that by making our 3D free, … Continue reading

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STK savvy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

STK savvy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

It was with great excitement that I recently paid a visit to Troy, NY, birthplace of Uncle Sam and home to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), the nation’s oldest technological university. I was set to meet Dr. Riccardo Bevilacqua, assistant professor … Continue reading

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OTV 3 (USA 240) launch

OTV 3 (USA 240) launch

An Atlas V launched from the Air Force Eastern Test Range in Florida on Tuesday carrying OTV 3 (USA 240) to orbit. OTV 3 (Orbit Test Vehicle 3 or X-37B) is a reusable, unmanned spaceplane that is operated by the … Continue reading

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Happy Tikul Maya 1-11-19-13 0 0 0 0 4-3, end of the current Long Count

Happy Tikul Maya 1-11-19-13 0 0 0 0  4-3, end of the current Long Count

I predict that most of us will survive 21 Dec 2012. On the Gregorian calendar, new style. To quote my colleague, Dr. Duncan Steel, “Trying to design calendars for use on timescales of more than a millennium makes no sense … Continue reading

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YAMAL 402 launch

YAMAL 402 launch

A Proton-M launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday carrying Yamal 402 to what ended up being an “off-nominal” orbit. The Proton did burn for the full duration of it’s final boost-burn, leaving the satellite in a lower-than-planned orbit. … Continue reading

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