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AGI software used for the Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission

By: jlowe

The Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) will be launching soon to begin a two-year mission to study the Van Allen radiation belts around Earth. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHUAPL) designed and built the two spacecraft and will operate them from its Laurel, MD, campus. Engineers in the Space Department at JHUAPL have used AGI's STK, STK/Astrogator and ODTK to design and plan the mission and will continue their use in operations. They have used the documented APIs offered by AGI products to integrate our COTS software tools into their internal operational systems and help automate key flight dynamics functions such as maneuver planning and orbit determination.

 

AGI is no stranger to supporting JHUAPL in space exploration, having provided integral elements for flight dynamics systems on the NEAR, MESSENGER, New Horizons, and STEREO missions.

 

Good luck and godspeed!

Posted: 8/24/2012 9:27:06 PM


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