Rogue Space Selects AGI, an Ansys Company, for Orbot™ Spacecraft Program’s Simulation Software
Rogue Space Systems Corporation, a developer of a fleet of satellite servicing spacecrafts, and AGI, an Ansys Company, announced that Rogue has signed a licensing agreement becoming AGI’s first participant in their new Startup Program
LACONIA, NH, July 12, 2021 — Rogue Space Systems Corporation and AGI, an Ansys Company, have signed a licensing agreement where Rogue has selected AGI as their provider for space flight simulation software systems. AGI’s Systems Tool Kit (STK) software will support the design, testing, and execution of successful missions for Rogue’s Laura, Charlie, Fred, and Bob Orbot™ spacecraft programs.
Established in 2020, Rogue Space is building a fleet of Orbital Robots (Orbots™) equipped with highly sophisticated sensors, cameras, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) software to bring about their first generation of orbital servicing vehicles. Rogue recently announced partnerships with NanoAvionics and Dawn Aerospace for their Orbot™ spacecraft programs.
“For our Orbot™ program, we’re pushing the bounds of normal space operation activities. We needed a software solution that could analyze and manage all of our program challenges, and we needed a partner that could support the limits we are pushing. STK’s Astrogator software demonstrated that it could significantly streamline our processes, mitigate our program’s lifecycle risks, and, at the same time, maximize our Orbot’s mission capability with accurate analytical modeling,” adds Jeromy Grimmett, Rogue Space CEO.
“AGI is committed to partnering with today’s entrepreneurs to help them grow into tomorrow’s industry leaders. We’re thrilled to support Rogue Space as they work to ensure safe operations in space,” said Kevin Flood, AGI’s vice president of engineering.
The AGI Startup Program is built for early-stage startups with limited funding and revenue, providing full access to software bundles designed to help you succeed in today’s ultra-competitive environment. Eligible startups gain access to AGI software and support to help model, analyze, and simulate their mission.
In December of 2020, Rogue entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (“CRADA”) with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate, Geospace Technologies Division. The CRADA focuses on research areas of combined sensing and propulsion capabilities, as well as enabling the examination of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components to determine their feasibility for future space applications on a proliferated architecture. Rogue is on schedule to deliver a demonstration mission for their Laura-1 spacecraft in the Summer of 2022 in cooperation with AFRL.