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! The program leads to a national finals competition held each spring in CO Springs.
To find out more about how the STLX program can help CAP squadrons, click the STLX Info Page for CAP.
There is a $200 registration fee, even for CAP teams.
See CAP teams having made it to past STLX national finals, below.
Want to get started learning about STK? See info below!
How to Obtain a Free STK Software License:
Past CAP teams in the national STLX finals:
STLX V (2019) MN Wing, the Anoka Composite Squadron See CAP.NEWS article.
STLX IV (2018) OR Wing, the Aurora Composite Squadron. See CAP.NEWS article.
STLX III (2017) OR Wing, the Aurora Composite Squadron. See CAP.NEWS article.