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Systems Tool Kit & StellarXplorers

STK is a software tool that allows engineers and scientists to design and develop complex dynamic simulations of real-world problems, especially those relating to satellites, spacecraft, and aircraft. Through CAP's partnership with Analytical Graphics, the makers of STK, cadets are invited to test-fly this state-of-the-art technology.

STK is a fantastic aerospace/STEM activity for cadets, students, and adults!

                                                          

DID YOU KNOW that the Air Force Association (AFA) has an exciting and challenging national competition that involves the use of STK?  StellarXplorers is a dynamic program and competition available to ANY high school team from schools, youth organizations, JROTC, OR CAP!  Competition leads up to a national competition held each spring in CO Springs.

*** STLX VI (2020) competition is a wrap!  CAP's Oregon Wing Aurora Composite Squadron team won 2nd place in the national competition.  See national winners story HERE and pre-finals story HERE.  

***STLX V's (2019) national finals competition also included a CAP team from the MN Wing, the Anoka Composite Squadron!   See CAP.NEWS article.

Looking ahead:

REGISTRATION for the next STLX competition is open NOW.  Find out all details at www.stellarxplorers.org! There is a $200 registration fee. 

To find out more about how the STLX program can help CAP squadrons, click the STLX Info Page for CAP.

Want to get started learning about STK? See info below!

                   INTRODUCTORY VIDEO!

How to Obtain a Free STK Software License:

Contact ae@capnhq.gov 

Resources

STK Downloading Instructions - 2018 Update

STK Curriculum
STK PowerPoint - Orbital Mechanics
Lesson plans, slides, activity scenarios, etc.  (6.6 mb Zip file)
 


 

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