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Analytical Graphics Inc.'s STK Receives `Certified Space Technology` Designation

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 19, 2002) — Analytical Graphics, Inc.’s (AGI) Satellite Tool Kit (STK) has been designated a `Certified Space Technology` by the Space Foundation, an organization that promotes space awareness. As a developer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analysis and visualization software for the aerospace community, AGI received this prestigious seal of approval for the way in which its space technology enhances the lives of citizens here on Earth. Other `Space Certified` products include Tempur-Pedic Sleep Surfaces, Fisher Space Pens, and Challenger Learning Centers. “For the past 13 years, AGI has demonstrated how our commercially available analysis and visualization software is used throughout the aerospace and defense communities to provide valuable, day-to-day operational and decision support information. STK enables tens of thousands of users to make the most informed decisions that, in the end, each affect the public,” said Paul Graziani, AGI’s president and CEO. “We are pleased that our technology has been recognized by the Space Foundation and are proud to accept the organization’s certification seal for our STK software suite.” “As supporters of the practical utilization of space for the past two decades, the Space Foundation is pleased to recognize the valuable, pioneering efforts of companies like AGI,” said Steve Eisenhart, vice president of policy and public affairs for the Space Foundation. “The capabilities of the STK software demonstrate a perfect example of how mankind currently benefits from today’s space technologies and how our future generations can leverage these successful endeavors, as well.” The analytical and visual applications of STK software are far reaching and offer complex, real-world solutions in areas such as satellite communications; national security initiatives; space science missions; remote sensing; spacecraft anomaly resolutions and deorbits; and public awareness efforts.

About The Space Foundation
The Space Foundation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to vigorously advance and support civil, commercial and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. Founded in 1983, the Foundation has developed an aggressive branding program designed to certify products that originate from space-related technology or that utilize space-derived resources for consumer benefit. For more information about the Space Foundation and its certified products, visit About AGI Malvern, Pennsylvania-based AGI provides commercial off-the-shelf analysis and visualization software to more than 28,000 aerospace, defense, and intelligence professionals through its core product Satellite Tool Kit(r) (STK) and a series of specialized STK add-on modules. Basic STK applications include calculating and visualizing a vehicle’s position and attitude, determining acquisition times, and analyzing its field of view. Functionality of STK Standard can be extended with add-on modules that support specialized analyses including collision avoidance, coverage assessment, maneuver planning, orbit determination, real-time visualization, communication link analysis, and missile defense systems. AGI has enjoyed strong growth in its 13-year history and has been named to numerous prestigious lists, including the Inc. 500, Technology Fast 50, Technology Fast 500, and Softletter Top 100. AGI has been recognized as one of the “best places to work” in Philadelphia (Philadelphia Magazine), Pennsylvania (Great Place to Work Institute), and the United States (Mademoiselle magazine). For additional information about AGI, e-mail [email protected] or visit