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I am an aerospace engineer and enthusiast but I also like to experience different knowledge bases. You may find a lot more than space related 'things' around here.

Space Mission Analysis Software Options out there

If you want to do Space Missions there are a few tools out there to help you. The most advanced tool is the Systems Tool Kit (STK) from AGI. They give you a free version if you register on their website.

Another option is the General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT) from NASA. This is an open source project and they could use some help to make a better tool. It’s great to have open source tools like these available for anyone to play with or even for students.

There is also FreeFlyer from AI solutions but this is a tool with much more restricted use. Have never been able to work with it.

Let me know if you have more tools to add to this list.

Hello world!

Today… another interesting day.

Started up with simulations with STK (I’m working on a Lunar Mission project) and had a meeting with AGI. I learned that it may be possible to have a educational licence if you are in a educational institution. More on this to come.

I found this very interesting blog to help me with STK/Astrogator: (they’ve done a great job!). Just wish they would have more info about their files.

Then I  had another class of MicroSensors and MicroActuators … not that much fun tough! And finally in the evening the grat class of High Growth Entrepreneurship. That was great 🙂 as always…