Third-Party Products & Services

Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

Analytical engine for simulating and visualizing complex aerospace systems


  • High-fidelity orbit propagators
  • WGS84 globe model
  • Dynamic field-of-view visibility analysis
  • Orbit element conversions
  • Coordinate system transformations
  • Attitude rotations and conversions


Satellite Tool Kit (STK)_image Dynamic attitude information linked between STK and MATLAB
Satellite Tool Kit® (STK) provides a powerful astrodynamic and geometric engine for simulating and analyzing interactions among satellites, launch vehicles, missiles, aircraft, and ground vehicles. STK's core capabilities include generation of position and attitude data, time and geometry constrained visibility analysis, and sensor coverage analysis for objects modeled in the STK environment.

STK is designed for applications that require highly precise geometry of objects moving on or around the earth. The STK/MATLAB Interface serves as a communication bridge between the analytical and visualization engines of STK and the flexible MATLAB workspace. With the STK/MATLAB Interface, users can take advantage of STK's 2-D and 3-D displays to analyze complex land, sea, air, and space scenarios, determine optimal solutions, and present results in graphical and text formats for easy interpretation and analysis. This enables users to create high-fidelity vehicle simulations that leverage the capabilities of both STK and MATLAB, resulting in highly accurate analytical output accompanied by interactive graphics.

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Analytical Graphics, Inc.

220 Valley Creek Blvd
Exton, PA 19341
Tel: 610-981-8000
Fax: 610-981-8001

Required Products


  • UNIX
  • Windows


  • E-mail
  • On-site assistance
  • Telephone
  • Training

Product Type

  • Data Analysis Tools


  • Control Systems
  • Data Analysis and Statistics
  • GPS, Mapping and Navigation
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Operations analysis


  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Communication Infrastructure
  • Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Utilities and Energy