Author Archives: Joanne Welsh

About Joanne Welsh

Joanne Welsh serves as AGI’s public relations manager. She writes about how people use AGI products, so contact her if you would be interested in sharing your story.

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Still on Target for Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Still on Target for Pluto

A belated happy anniversary to NASA’s New Horizons probe, which celebrated six years in a nine-year journey to Pluto and its moons on Jan. 19. At AGI, we’re particularly interested in this historic endeavor, because our software was used by … Continue reading

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Space Foundation Adds Certified Educational Product Partner to STK’s Credentials

Space Foundation Adds Certified Educational Product Partner to STK’s Credentials

The Space Foundation, perhaps best known to the general public for certifying space products that improve life on Earth, has selected AGI’s STK software as its newest Certified Educational Product partner. The Foundation had already named STK a Certified Space … 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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Uncontrolled 6-ton NASA Satellite to Reenter in Next Few Weeks

Uncontrolled 6-ton NASA Satellite to Reenter in Next Few Weeks

Earlier this week, NASA announced that one of its satellites, the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), will come tumbling out of the sky sometime later this month or in early October. Most of the spacecraft–the size of a schoolbus (5.7 metric … Continue reading

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NASA Now Using AGI’s Orbit Determination Software In TDRS Constellation Operations

We got great news from NASA recently. The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Flight Dynamics Facility switched from using their legacy software to our Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK) for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) constellation. The TDRS constellation … Continue reading

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