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Exton, PA, United States, 2012/01/12 - AGI today announced that its STK software has become a Certified Educational Product of the Space Foundation - SpaceFoundation.org / AGI.com.
Already a Space Foundation Certified Space Technology, STK was added to the Certified Educational Product category for its use in the Space Foundation Discovery Instituteís (SFDI) AGI Space Missions Simulator in Colorado Springs, CO.
In 2010, AGI donated software, licensing and new computer equipment valued at more than $3 million to establish the SFDI education lab, which simulates launch, flight and landing of a variety of space missions. In the lab, students and teachers learn about and design their own satellite orbits, track their satellites and help plan a simulated return mission from Mars.
For more on AGIís Educational Alliance Program, which provides eligible academic institutions free licensing and testing of STK software for instructional purposes, visit agi.com/edu. Information about the Space Foundationís Certified Educational Products can be found at spacecertification.org/.
About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fameģ programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston.
AGI (agi.com) delivers mission-proven software for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of advanced space, defense and intelligence applications. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. They can be purchased as ready-to-use applications, development tools or turnkey solutions.