Asia Sat 3

Wed, 29 Apr 1998 14:48:27 -0700

The STK people sent me this advertisement.


Dear Aerospace Professional:

As part of an unprecedented experimental mission, Hughes Global Services
Inc. will attempt to reposition the Asia Sat 3 satellite into a proper
orbit by swinging it  around the moon.   Launched on December 25,1997,
aboard a Proton rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the
telecommunications satellite is currently stranded in a transfer orbit.

To prepare for the mission, Hughes Global Services Inc. has been using
Analytical Graphics' STK/Navigator software, originally developed by
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC).  STK/Navigator has been
instrumental in planning the series of maneuvers that will swing the
spacecraft around the moon and move it into a more practical plane.  The
software enabled Hughes engineers to determine the fuel burns needed to
boost the satellite's apogee and allow it to perform the swing-by. 

These maneuvers will allow Hughes to move the satellite into
geosynchronous orbit, where it may be used for telecommunication

To learn more about the AsiaSat 3 rescue effort, go to


Analytical Graphics, Inc.

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