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Visiona Technologica Espacial SA Using AGI Software for SGDC System Design

By: Stephanie Eftimiades

Exton, PA, USA (January 15, 2014)—Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense and intelligence communities, together with its partner in Brazil, Anacom, today announced that Visiona Technology Espacial SA is using its Systems Tool Kit (STK) software in support of Brazil’s Defense and Strategic Communications Geostationary Satellite (SGDC) system. SGDC will provide communications for the Brazilian Ministry of Defense and broadband services for the Ministry of Telecommunications. Visiona, a joint venture between Telebras Telecomunica├žoes Brasileiras S.A. and Embraer Defense & Security, is employing STK for satellite orbit design, communications links and communications coverage analysis. SGDC-1 will be built by Thales Alenia Space and launched by Ariane 5 in 2016.

“STK provides key simulation capabilities for any space systems engineering organization and will be an important asset in Visiona’s Engineering department toolbox. As the Brazilian space systems integrator, Visiona shall rely heavily on it not only on the SGDC program but also on the design of future Brazilian space missions,” says Himilcon Carvalho, Visiona technology director.

“AGI is excited to support Brazil’s efforts to provide a new secure satellite communications system and nationwide broadband services,” says Paul Graziani, AGI CEO. “We are thrilled that together with our partner, Anacom, we were able to get our trusted satellite communications software involved in this mission. “

Prior to this mission, AGI software helped ensure efficiency for Brasilsat B1. For more about AGI software capabilities for satellite communications and orbit design, visit

About AGI 
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) delivers software applications and development tools for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of space, defense and intelligence missions. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. For more information, visit

About Anacom
Anacom Eletr├┤nica Ltda, is a traditional provider of solutions (software and hardware) for projects in Electronics, Mechanical and Simulation. Anacom has 25 years of experience in supplying Brazilian and other LATAM countries with worldwide cutting-edge technology. Since 2011 Anacom has partnered with AGI, offering solutions to customers in the space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense and C4ISR industries.Learn more at

Editorial Contact:
Stephanie Eftimiades
Public and Government Relations
Analytical Graphics, Inc. Phone: 610-981-8167
Posted: 1/15/2014 6:46:42 PM