Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) is providing media organizations free digital illustrations depicting one potential deorbit scenario of the space station Mir. To produce the illustration, AGI’s multimedia specialists entered spacecraft configuration data and U.S. Space Command orbital information into Satellite Tool Kit. The software analyzed the information and generated the 3-D graphics.

To download the 300dpi still images seen below, click here. To order a free beta tape of the animation, click here.

The deorbit is an unprecedented event with many unknowns, therefore AGI wishes to emphasize that this illustration depicts only one of several theoretical de-orbit scenarios.Credit: STK image courtesy of Analytical Graphics, Inc.