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AGI Analysis Software Supports NASA's GLAST Mission
Jun 09, 2008 (10:06 AM EDT)
EXTON, Pa., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA is scheduled to launch its latest space telescope no earlier than June 11, 2008. The Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) will use its instruments to study space objects that generate gamma-ray radiation, giving researchers the opportunity to answer some of space's most mysterious questions. NASA, along with the Goldbelt Orca, Inc./Omitron, Inc. team, combined AGI's STK analysis and 3-D visualization software suite and AGI's Orbit Determination Tool Kit (ODTK) into one system that will schedule TDRS communications based on antenna placement and spacecraft attitude. In addition, the team will use ODTK to get better orbit estimates from their GPS receiver. These capabilities will enable GLAST to meet orbit requirements and explore some of space's most extreme environments.
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"AGI is excited and proud to be a part of NASA's GLAST mission. Each advancement in space technology enables us all to gain more knowledge about the infinite universe, and we are thrilled our commercial off-the-shelf products are being employed for this endeavor," says Paul Graziani, AGI president and CEO.
For more about AGI's support of GLAST, including PowerPoint presentations and interactive AGI Viewer files, visit http://www.agi.com/glast .
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