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L3: **New Lesson** How to model low thrust circularization with an ion engine
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. (ET)

This training class will walk you through modeling an ion engine (electric propulsion system) using the Astrogator capability in STK. You will learn how to set up autosequences and use the Astrogator scripting tool to simulate prolonged thrust duration to execute a continuous burn until the orbit is circularized. Once circularized, we will look at some reports and graphs to evaluate delta V and fuel usage to better understand the efficiency of electric thrusters. Upon completion of this class, you will understand how to:

  • Create a new set of custom axes using Analysis Workbench
  • Define the properties of an electric thruster in the Components browser
  • Set the power source and properties of the thruster itself
  • Use the scripting tool to compute mean eccentric anomaly and set custom thrust directions
  • Create a new stopping condition

Follow along on your computer as an instructor walks you through this focused STK lesson. AGI engineers will be available during the session to answer your questions, live.