Plan, design, build, and operate multi-faceted space missions.
Space systems are exceptionally complex, dynamic, and often unpredictable. To design and execute a successful mission, you need to integrate information and models from multiple domains and then simulate and analyze their performance in the variable conditions that can occur in space and on land. With so much to consider, you don’t just need the right people. You need the right software – a tool that helps your experts plan, design, develop, and operate efficiently.
Before the mission begins, you need to identify challenges early in the life cycle. Reduce costs and accelerate your schedule by learning about problems that will be, before they become problems that are.
After launch, you need to quickly detect and diagnose anomalies. The same analytical and visualization platform that whisked your mission through planning and design extends to its operational phase. Maintain safe operations and maximize the return from your mission with accurate analytical modeling.
Exceed mission requirements with the precise, multi-domain analysis and rich visualization of AGI software.
Validate mission designs
Validate communications designs in a precisely modeled digital mission environment that considers:
- Vehicle dynamics.
- Body obscurations.
- Link budget requirements.
- The motion of the body required to perform the mission.
Vet mission operations
During all portions of the design phase — but especially in critical design — you need to merge information from multiple domains to simulate a complete picture of your mission. With STK providing that picture, you can consider a broad range of variables, including:
- Vehicle attitude.
- Antenna patterns.
- Body masking.
- Solar array orientation and blockage.
Investigate the design space
During conceptual and preliminary design, space system professionals must investigate the entire design space — and do it quickly and thoroughly. STK supports interchangeable high and low fidelity modeling to accomplish this objective.
- Use low fidelity models to search the design space for trajectory options that meet your objectives.
- Use a full-fidelity force model environment to examine promising trajectory designs. Evaluate the impacts of that environment on fuel usage and station-keeping strategies.