| Phoenix Integration
Announces Sponsorship of First Civilian Space Launch.
January 20, 2004, Blacksburg, VA. -- Software
donation from Phoenix Integration used in design of first amateur
rocket launch into space.
Phoenix Integration, the aerospace industry leader in software
integration and automation, today announced its sponsorship of the
Civilian Space eXploration Team (CSXT), a group of amateur rocketeers
seeking to launch the first civilian rocket into space. Phoenix
has donated its ModelCenter® and Analysis Server® software
to CSXT for use in the design of their next space launch vehicle.
Ky Michaelson, Hollywood stunt legend and founder of CSXT (www.civilianspace.com)
said, "We are pleased and honored to have Phoenix Integration
as part of our Space Shot project. Their ModelCenter software has
taken us to the next level of sophisticated rocket design".
CSXT uses ModelCenter as the central driver to integrate and link
together their propulsion, mass properties, aerodynamics, trajectory,
and stability models into one custom rocket design process. Once
integrated, the rocket team can explore hundreds of options to optimize
their design for top performance.
Sample screen from Phoenix Integration's Model
Center Software for the CSXT Space launch vehicle.
(click image for enlarged view)
"ModelCenter is by far the most advanced simulation software
in the world and has been a key element in our 2004 quest to reach
space," says Jerry Larson, Program Manager and rocket designer
for CSXT's GoFast rocket. "Not only is it powerful, but it
is extremely easy to use and produces results fast, which is critical
for a team working after hours and on weekends to set a world record".
"We are very excited about sponsoring CSXT's space launch
efforts," says Brett Malone, president of Phoenix Integration.
"ModelCenter has been used on many large government and commercial
projects and we're pleased that it is also contributing to this
exciting civilian endeavor."
Used by the top 5 defense contractors in the world, ModelCenter
allows aerospace companies to integrate and automate numerous software
tools, remote locations, and different computing platforms into
a cohesive environment for systems design. Phoenix Integration's
product structure spans the needs of engineering groups, technical
computing, and corporate IT infrastructure. The products are designed
to be lightweight, extremely scalable, and fit into the existing
engineering computing environment. More information can be found
on the Phoenix website at http://www.phoenix-int.com/products.
About Phoenix Integration
Phoenix Integration is a leading provider of integration solutions
for scientific and technical organizations worldwide. Using a unique
mix of distributed computing technology, design integration interfaces
and automation tools, Phoenix provides organizations with a streamlined
engineering process so they can get to market faster and better.
Phoenix is privately held. www.phoenix-int.com
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