Apollo 11, 50th Anniversary

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, we have recreated the historic mission using our industry-leading trajectory design, mission analysis, and 3D visualization tools.

Based on original NASA documentation, our engineers have built a high-fidelity, eight-day digital mission in Systems Tool Kit (STK). They modeled precise trajectories using STK Astrogator, and built new, glTF models allowing us to visualize the entire mission in remarkable detail.

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STK Apollo 11 Videos

  • Webinar: Apollo 11 Recreated in STK

    As part of our celebration of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary, AGI has recreated a simulation of this historic mission in Systems Tool Kit using Astrogator. AGI Systems Engineer, Austin Claybrook describes in great detail how he recreated the famous Apollo 11 mission from take-off to splash down from old historical records.

STK Apollo 11 Virtual Training Series

This virtual training series will show how we used STK to reconstruct the entire Apollo 11 mission, 50 years after the actual event. The three part series will cover liftoff from Kennedy Space Center through splashdown. You will learn how to use STK, specifically Astrogator, to model a mission to the moon. Recordings of the trainings will be posted here within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event (download the step-by-step instructions).

  • L3: Apollo 11 Recreation Part 1: Using STK to get to the moon

    The first part of this three-part Apollo 11 Recreation series will cover:

    1. liftoff - July 16, 1969
    2. trans-lunar injection
    3. lunar orbit insertion
    4. lunar module separation - July 20, 1969
  • L3: Apollo 11 Recreation Part 2: Using STK to land on the moon

    The second part of this three-part Apollo 11 Recreation series will focus entirely on the events of July 20, 1969:

    1. lunar descent orbit
    2. powered descent - using thrust and pitch angle profiles from the Apollo 11 mission data
    3. lunar landing
  • L3: Apollo 11 Recreation Part 3: Using STK to return home from the moon

    The third and final part of the Apollo 11 Recreation series will cover:

    1. lunar ascent- July 21, 1969
    2. orbital phasing
    3. rendezvous and docking with the command and service module
    4. trans-Earth injection
    5. reentry and crew recovery after splashdown – July 24, 1969
  • To see the complete list of courses, check out agi.com/training

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