Space is within reach
Adcole Maryland Aerospace's purpose is to open space to a wider range of people working in the commercial, research and military sectors by delivering high performance, high reliability spacecraft, sun sensors, ADACS, and ADACS components, that reduce risk and reduce costs.
Our system are built around proven architectures that are quickly and reliably manufactured yet configurable to customer mission objectives.
We combine New Space technologies with a rich space flight heritage and proven traditional space hardware to meet the emerging needs of the aerospace industry.
Adcole Maryland Aerospace specializes in the design, manufacture, integration, test, and operation of small satellites and spacecraft. We excel in end-to-end space systems that are on time, on budget, and tailored to your mission objectives.
Adcole Maryland Aerospace has an accomplished team of engineers with a diverse range of key skills and decades of mission experience. Our turnkey space systems are integrated in our state-of-the-art cleanroom facility and built to exacting quality standards.
669 Forest Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
fax: +1 508-481-6142
2145 Priest Bridge Dr, Ste15
Crofton, MD 21114
About the merger of Adcole Corporation and Maryland Aerospace Inc.
Adcole Corporation and Maryland Aerospace, Incorporated (MAI) formally merged into a new company, Adcole Maryland Aerospace, on April 11th, 2017.
The merger unifies traditional space and new space product lines to serve a wider range of aerospace applications. Through combined experience and a foundation of proven technologies, Adcole Maryland Aerospace is positioned to develop new innovative space solutions that will benefit government, military, commercial and academic organizations.
SmallSat and Mission
Tom Macdonald has been a leader in Adcole’s Aerospace Division since 1980. He served as an Aerospace Program Manager until 2008, when he was named as the Manager of the Aerospace Division. In 2011, he became the Vice President of the Aerospace Division where he oversees the strategic and day to day operations of the Division. Prior to his career at Adcole, Tom was an Industrial Engineer for Hanscom AFB and a Systems Analyst at Texas Instruments.
Tom received a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Boston University.
Chief Technology Officer
Steve Fujikawa was the President and Founder of Maryland Aerospace Inc. He has 39 years of experience in space systems development and has been the Principal Investigator on more than a dozen SBIR and BAA programs for US Air Force, NASA, US Army, US Navy and DARPA. Steve co-originated the concept for Kestrel Eye and has participated in more than 30 spacecraft, launch vehicle and missile programs. Steve's technical expertise is in spacecraft attitude determination and control and innovated our CubeSat ADACS product line including the MAI-100/200/400 and the Space Sextant Star Tracker.
Steve received the M.S. in Applied Mechanics from Stanford University and the B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University.
Glen Cameron is an experienced professional with over 35 years in the space industry. His work has spanned NASA, DoD and Intelligence applications, space and earth science, missile defense, and SATCOM. He has held key roles in eight successful satellite programs, including serving as the Lead Systems Engineer for MiTEx, and participated in many more. He was the Kestrel Eye Block II PM until transitioning to a dedicated focus to EVP, Business Development and Operations.
Glen received an M.S., in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins, an M.S. in Electrophysics from George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Our Management Team
Manager of Aerospace Engineering
Michael Kagan started at Adcole in 1988 as a Staff Engineer in the Aerospace Division, and has been Manager of Aerospace Engineering since 2008. He is responsible for the technical operation and performance of Adcole Sun Sensors, including modelling & analysis of environments and orbital conditions.
Prior to joining Adcole, Mike was a Mechanical Engineer at Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) where he worked on several space programs including Magellan.
Michael received an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University.
Chief Systems Engineer
Ed Kozlosky has 34 years of space systems experience with over 20 years as a senior technical leader for IC, DoD, Civil and Commercial space systems. He is a former Mission Architect and Chief Engineer for National Security Space Systems and the former Director of Electrical Engineering at Orbital ATK. His 25 years of extensive experience with SmallSat design and development, payload integration, and operational SmallSat constellations include programs such as ORBCOMM Gen 1, NASA SORCE, MiTEx, LEOStar Spacecraft, DARPA F6, ANGELS, and the GSSAP Program. He brings thorough understanding of space enterprises, missions, systems, national security space systems resiliency, as well as detailed component, spacecraft, payload, and instrument design.
Ed has an M.S. in Electrical, Controls & Satellite Communications Eng. from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical, & Control Systems Eng. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Director of Space Systems
Ken Bocam is the Program Manager for the Kestrel Eye Block II spacecraft for the US Army Space & Missile Defense Command. Prior to joining MAI, Ken spent 18 years at Orbital Sciences Corporation in systems engineering roles including Director for Human Spaceflight Systems Engineering building the team which successfully executed the Orb-D1, Orb-1, and Orb-2 Cygnus missions to ISS; Orion Launch Abort System Lead Systems Engineer, developing & flight testing an LAS in 3.5 years; Chief Engineer of the Concept Exploration and Refinement (CE&R) Architecture Study; and X-34 Program Lead Mass Properties Engineer. From 1988 to 1997, at the Naval Air Systems Command, Ken provided systems engineering for U.S. Naval Aviation programs including V-22 and Joint Strike Fighter.
Ken holds an M.S. in Engineering Management and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and is an AIAA Associate Fellow.
Merged in 2017
Adcole Maryland Aerospace was formed through the merger of Adcole's aerospace division and MAI, Maryland Aerospace, Inc.
MAGICBus deployed from ISS, 9/17