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2013-06-11 23:22:39

Patent focuses on estimation problems associated with spacecraft orbit determination. Exton, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense and intelligence communities, has been awarded a patent for work by James Wright and Dr. James Woodburn. Entitled “Nonlinear Variable Lag Smoother,” the patent (U.S. patent 8433544 B2) enables the solution of a new class of problems in estimation and...

2010-04-13 09:39:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Space Data Association Ltd. (SDA) has selected Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) to develop and operate its Space Data Center (SDC), an automated space situational awareness (SSA) system designed to reduce the risks of on-orbit collisions and radio frequency interference. It is the satellite industry's first global operator-led network for sharing high-accuracy operational data to improve overall space situational awareness and satellite...

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2009-07-10 15:52:32

Authorities in Mumbai are discussing the option of cloud seeding in order to draw more rains to the region that has recently been strained by water shortages. Mumbai has struggled with lower than average water levels in its six supplying lakes that are responsible for providing the Indian capital with 872 million gallons of water each day. According to AFP, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported of talks with the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) as well as a firm that had...

2009-06-23 09:15:00

Insight3D is the company's proven 3D engine offered as a set of .NET interfaces for software developers and integrators EXTON, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), a producer of commercial off-the-shelf software for space, defense and intelligence applications, announces the release of Insight3D -- a .NET control that lets developers add 3D visualization to their aerospace and GIS applications with exceptional ease. Based on AGI's time-tested, astrodynamically...

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2009-02-19 15:55:26

A carpet of heavy snow blanketed Beijing Wednesday night, induced by China's artificial seeding of clouds with chemicals to mitigate the most severe drought to grip the northern part of the nation in nearly 40 years. Officials in Beijing have been firing chemicals into the clouds to create northern China's first precipitation in more than 100 days. The flurries began falling Tuesday evening, and by yesterday, 28 rocket-launch bases had fired more than 500 cigarette-sized sticks of silver...

2008-09-30 12:00:12

EXTON, Pa. and LEXINGTON, Mass., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial off-the-shelf software for integrated analysis of land, sea, air and space assets, today announced its new partnership with Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. (AER), the provider of advanced science solutions for government and commercial applications. AER is developing the Space Environment and Effects Toolkit (SEET) for use with AGI's STK software suite. SEET...

2008-06-17 15:00:24

Los Angeles to resume controversial cloud-seeding project LOS ANGELES, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Facing severe water supply shortage, Los Angeles plans to launch a controversial cloud- seeding project that they believe will boost rainfall and raise the levels of local reservoirs, a newspaper report said Monday. The project, which will rely on injecting clouds with silver iodide particles, has won approval from Los Angeles county supervisors and is slated to begin this winter. Officials...

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2008-04-11 13:30:00

To prevent rain clouds from ruining the Olympics opening ceremony, China is preparing an arsenal of rockets and aircraft to disperse clouds so that dignitaries in the roofless "bird's nest" stadium don't get wet.The Chinese government is well known for its use of cloud seeding, a form of weather modification, which is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei.Officials...

2005-12-19 19:38:24

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming is embarking on an $8.8 million, five-year cloud-seeding project that aims to bolster mountain snowpack, and possibly yield proof of whether cloud seeding actually works. "Hopefully in Wyoming, we'll find evidence for that to be a viable tool in water resource management," said Dan Breed, project scientist with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a federally funded research center based in Boulder, Colo. The state is paying the center $1.9 million to...

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2005-04-18 19:13:04

HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) -- Planes stationed at airfields around Thailand take to the skies almost daily, flying sorties in a campaign of national importance - a war on the country's worst drought in seven years. They take off loaded down, not with bombs, but rainmaking chemicals - prepared to specifications personally developed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who is commanding the operation. On the flight line in this seaside town, aviators preparing for their flights wear uniforms with shoulder...


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