SCT Academic Edition

SCT Academic includes CubeSat

SCT Academic includes CubeSat

The Spacecraft Control Toolbox is the product of more than twenty years of design experience including Indostar/Cakrawarta-1, TDRS, Mars Observer, GGS Polar, Inmarsat 3 and GPS. Princeton Satellite Systems has used it for the past two decades to support various major government and corporate contracts. The Academic Edition puts this experience into the hands of professors and their students for understanding attitude control design issues.

The Academic Edition of the toolbox contains much of the Spacecraft Control Toolbox professional software including the CAD tools, attitude dynamics and control design functions, orbit mechanics, and the CubeSat module. The product includes extensive PDF documentation, including our textbook on spacecraft attitude and orbit control system design and the User’s Guide. View the online API for individual function documentation. Our comparison table [pdf] gives you more information on different versions of the toolbox.


  • Spacecraft attitude control system design and analysis.
  • Satellite design and simulation, including CubeSats.
  • Trade studies.
  • Undergraduate and graduate level courses.
  • Graduate research projects and theses.


Academic Edition licenses are sold only to university faculty for use in their courses or to graduate students for their research projects. A university ID and email address is required. Groups designing actual satellites and commercial users should purchase the Professional Edition. The software will be made available via download and may be installed in a computer lab for use by up to 20 students. The license is perpetual and includes one year of email technical support. For complete details, refer to the Software License Agreement.


For more information and to request a quote, please use the form on the Spacecraft Control Toolbox page.