STK

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About STK

From wikipedia: Systems Tool Kit (formerly Satellite Tool Kit), often referred to by its initials STK, is a physics-based software package from Analytical Graphics, Inc. that allows engineers and scientists to perform complex analyses of ground, sea, air, and space platforms, and share results in one integrated environment[1]. At the core of STK is a geometry engine for determining the time-dynamic position and attitude of objects ("assets"), and the spatial relationships among the objects under consideration including their relationships or accesses given a number of complex, simultaneous constraining conditions. STK has been developed since 1989 as a commercial off the shelf software tool. Originally created[2] to solve problems involving Earth-orbiting satellites, it is now used in the aerospace and defense communities and for many other applications.

STK is used in government, commercial, and defense applications around the world. Clients of AGI are organizations such as NASA, ESA, CNES, DLR, Boeing, JAXA, ISRO, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Airbus, DoD, and Civil Air Patrol.

Supported Operating Systems

Win10-logo.png Available for Windows. Mac users will need to install Windows first.

VPN requirement

Vpn-yes.png Connection to campus VPN is required to license STK.

Downloading and Installing STK

You can download STK software via these links:

Licensing STK

For STK version 12:

  • Run the STK License Manager (in STK Support Tools folder in start menu)
  • Select the Manage Licenses tab
  • Click the icon shown below to add the license file you downloaded
  • Click Yes to validate the license file and then exit the License Manager

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