The AGI story

Thirty years of momentum comes with a lot of bold ideas and major innovation.

1989: AGI is Founded

Founders Paul Graziani, Scott Reynolds and Jim Poland get AGI off the ground.

1991: STK 1.0 Released

The original version of STK becomes the first COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) software of its kind.

1993: STK VO Released

The new 3D visualization software changes our understanding of satellites forever.

1996: Cerise Satellite Collision

AGI lends its support after the accidental collision of a French satellite and space debris.

1997: STK Becomes Free

AGI shakes up the market by making version 4.0 of STK available for free.

1998: Santa Tracking

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) turns to AGI to help take Santa Tracking online and breaks the Internet.

2001: Mir Deorbit

AGI is invited to Moscow to participate in the deorbiting of the Russian space station Mir.

2001: STK in the Smithsonian

STK videos are featured in the “Explore the Universe” exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum.

2002: Orbit Determination Released

AGI debuts an operational product STK OD, the original name for ODTK

2003: STK 5.0 Released

The release pivoted the future of the product by allowing for ultimate customization.

2008: STK Components

AGI announces the release of software component libraries, creating new possibilities for clients.

2010: Space Data Center

The Space Data Association launches initial operations of AGI’s Space Data Center.

2011: Introducing Cesium

AGI debuts Cesium, a cross-platform virtual globe for dynamic-data visualization.

2012: Free 3D

STK 10 is released with free 3D.

2014: Introducing ComSpOC

AGI launches the Commercial Space Operations Center.


  • 2019 Honorable Peter B. Teets Award, National Defense Industrial Association Space Division
  • 2019 IEEE Philadelphia Corporate Technology Innovation Award
  • 2017 Chairman’s Award for Aerospace Education Achievement (Air Force Association)
  • 2017 Ranked #7 in Top Workplaces
  • 2016 Best Tech Culture, Tech in Motion Timmy Award
  • 2016 Aviation Week & Space Technology Workforce Study, #1, Technological Challenge category
  • 2015 Aviation Week & Space Technology Workforce Study, #1, Technological Challenge category
  • 2013 Aviation Week & Space Technology Workforce Study, #2, Technological Challenge category
  • 2013 Top 10 coolest companies to work for in Philadelphia, O.C. Tanner
  • 2012 Top Software Developers, #3, Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2012 Laureate Award – Workforce, Paul Graziani, Aviation Week and Space Technology
  • 2012 Top Technology Employers, Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2011 Laureate Awards finalist, Aviation Week and Space Technology

  • 2011, 2010 Top Workplaces, Philadelphia Inquirer
  • 2010 Export Achievement Award U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 2009 Top Small Workplaces, The Wall Street Journal
  • 2010 and 2009 Aviation Week & Space Technology Best Places to Work, #1, Technological Challenge category
  • 2007 STC-PMC Technical Communication Competitions Winner, Technical Publication: "Designing Mission Environments Using STK"
  • 2007 #2 Best Small Company to Work for in America
  • 2006 Aviation Week & Space Technology Product Breakthrough Award, Operational Breakthrough/Defense Community: 4DX Embedded Technology
  • 2006 Best Medium Company to Work for in America