From Idea to Orbit: Adcole Maryland Aerospace has the experience and technological know-how to design, manufacture, integrate, test, and operate your SmallSat to meet all of your space needs. We excel in end-to-end space systems that are on time, on budget, and configured 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.

We serve the spacecraft needs of a broad range of users including military, civil, commercial, and academic organizations. In addition to specializing in aggressive development schedule and budgets, Adcole Maryland Aerospace’s satellite mission teams can develop, implement, and execute all phases of SmallSat, MicroSat and NanoSat programs across a wide range in size, weight, lifetime and mission objectives.


Our standard small spacecraft systems have the ability to include communications encryption, propulsive station-keeping, and highly accurate attitude control in one small package. These small form factors enable launch as a secondary payload, making both spacecraft and launch very affordable.


Contact Adcole Maryland Aerospace today and learn about our complete end-to-end spacecraft design services.

Satellite Mission Services Include:

Spaceflight Heritage
We Deliver Hi-Rel
Rad-Hard Systems

Reliable Small Satellites Customized to Budget & Launch Schedule

Experience that counts

Adcole systems have flown on-board some of history’s most notable space missions including the Cassini mission to Saturn, the Messenger spacecraft to Mercury, the Juno space probe to Jupiter, the New Horizons space probe (bound for the Kuiper Belt after a flyby of Pluto in 2015) and many Mars missions including Maven, Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover), Mars Exploration Rover (Spirit & Opportunity Rovers), Mars Pathfinder, Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

Adcole systems can also be found closer to Earth, on the International Space Station, many GOES weather satellites, all GPS satellites, and hundreds of military and commercial satellites. Due to their track record of performance in extreme conditions, our sun sensors have been the first choice for solar observational spacecraft including the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), Solar X-ray Imager (SXI), Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), SORCE, IRIS, STEREO, and TRACE.

From Idea to Orbit
MAGICBus Platform used for Kestrel Eye Block II Satellite
Deployed from ISS
October 27, 2017
  •  Design

  •  Manufacture

  •  Integration


  •  Test

  •  Launch Services

  •  Mission Control


Complete Small Satellite Solutions

Maryland Location:

2145 Priest Bridge Dr, Ste15
Crofton, MD 21114

Telephone: (410) 451-2505
Fax: (410) 451-2507

Massachusetts Location:

669 Forest Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Telephone: (508) 485-9100
Fax: (508) 481-6142

Start your mission:

Adcole - Established 1957: From the dawn of the space age to the forefront of the New Space Revolution. 

Heritage and mission History 

Reliable, affordable SmallSats, CubeSats , ADACS and New Space components.