Jackson and Tull has 30 years of experience in advanced manufacturing processes. Our facilities combine design and packaging expertise with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. We produce spaceflight hardware along with a variety of other products for the Government, Military, universities, and engineering companies.

Jackson and Tull provides our customers with products and services that comply with requirements while meeting and exceeding their needs and expectations for performance, reliability, and safety. To that end, Jackson and Tull AED is AS9100 Revision D and ISO9001:2015 certified for the design, development, and manufacture of aerospace flight and ground support hardware and our facilities are NASA SPAR-3 compliant.

Our facility in Beltsville, Maryland is 18,000 square feet with a high-bay area for the assembly of small spacecraft. In addition to a machine shop, complete with CNC milling and lathe, this facility also provides Surface Mount Technology (SMT) oven/wave soldering and hand soldering. With full service assembly and test areas, 20” convention ovens, 18” wave solder machines, and a polymeric laboratory, Jackson and Tull possesses all the tools required for quality and complete manufacturing. All work performed is assessed and tested by certified inspectors. Jackson and Tull designed and built several key components onboard the Hubble Space Telescope, such as the new Advanced Computer that replaced the original computer.

“Small Spacecraft Assembly Area”

Manufacturing Capabilites

Our extensive manufacturing capabilities include:

Flight and Non-Flight Electronic Systems

  • Electronic Design and Development (Womb to Tomb)
  • EEE Parts and Radiation Engineering
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Black Box Assembly and Test
  • Cable and Flight Spacecraft Harness Fabrication and Test
  • Electrical Ground Support Equipment Development
  • System Integration and Test

Flight and Non-Flight Mechanical Systems

  • Fabrication of Mechanical Frames and Housings (Flight Black Boxes)
  • Mechanical Ground Support Equipment Development

Electronics Assembly

  • High-reliability Printed Circuit Board Design and Layout
  • Printed Circuit Board Assembly and Test
  • Surface Mount and Through-hole Technology
  • Fiber Optics Technology
  • Environmentally access controlled Test Labs and Assembly areas

Functional Verification and Test

  • Configuration Management Control of all Documentation and Test Procedures
  • Circuit Board and Harness/Cabling Testing
  • Thermal Cycle Chambers

Polymeric Applications Laboratory

  • NASA-approved for Flight applications
  • Printed Circuit Board Staking and Conformal Coating
  • Connector and Harness Potting
  • Application Equipment, Curing Ovens
  • Pre-mixed Material and Frozen Storage

Mechanical Fabrication *

  • Precision Machine Shop (2,700 sq. ft.)
  • Automated CNC Mills and Lathes
    • 20”(X) x 14”(Y) x 18”(Z)
    • 30”(X) x 14”(Y) x 18”(Z)
    • 40”(X) x 20”(Y) x 18”(Z)
    • 48”(X) x 27”(Y) x 12”(Z)
  • Bridgeport E-Z Path CNC Lathe
  • Manual Mills, Band Saws, Drill Presses, etc.
  • Sheet Metal Equipment
  • 8-inch Hydraulic Shear with 1/8th-inch Steel Handling Capability
  • 60-inch Hydraulic Brake with 30 Ton Capacity
  • Quality Inspection: CMM Inspection and Hand Inspection Tools

* Note: Mechanical Fabrication is not applicable to our AS9100 Certification requirements.

Parts and Materials Handling

  • Web-based Procurement System for Timely Parts Purchase and Management
  • Bonded Storage and Management of Controlled Materials and Electronic Parts
  • Temperature and Humidity-controlled Facility
  • Limited-access Stockroom
  • Receiving, Inspection, and Shipping
  • Incoming Quality Assurance Inspection
  • Material Distribution and Control, Traceability Documentation Maintenance
  • EEE Parts Kitting
  • Segregation of Flight and Non-Flight Parts for Each Project


Our lab capabilities and equipment include:

Electronic Printed Circuit Board Assembly Facilities (2,000 sq. ft.)

  • Temperature and Humidity Monitored and Controlled
  • Meets ESD NASA (NASA STD 300-PG-8730.6.1) and Industry Standards (ANSI/ESD S20.20)
  • Assembly/QA Inspection Process and Procedure Development
  • IC Lead Forming Equipment and Presses
  • Hand-Soldering Facility and Equipment
  • Surface Mount Assembly and Soldering
    • Digital Printer (High-Precision Pasting Operations)
    • Viper Pick-and-Place of high density components
    • BGA/CGA/Micro-coil Installation/Rework and Replacement
    • Surface Mount Re-flow Oven, 13-stage, 1 deg. C Temperature Controlled
  • Wave Solder Equipment for Thick Backplane Through-Hole
  • Supporting Equipment: Ovens, Vapor Degreaser
  • QA Inspection Stations and Equipment
  • We recently installed a new Speed Print 210 solder paste application machine. This machine allows us to precisely apply solder paste to bare printed wire boards and verify the paste application once complete.
  • We’ve installed the Mitutoyo Crysta Apex S7106 high-accuracy CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). This CMM gives us the capability to inspect larger mechanical piece parts and also provides a higher level of inspection. It has an articulating head, which permits inspection of machined parts in 3 axes. The machine can be programmed to run multiple parts, greatly decreasing the inspection time required.
Speed Print 210 solder paste application machine
Mitutoyo Crysta Apex S7106 high-accuracy CNC Coordinate Measuring Machine

Harnessing/Electronic PCB Assembly Facilities (J-Standards)

Cable and Harness Fabrication Facilities and Testing Equipment, I&T High Bay, Electrical Test Labs (2,500 sq. ft.)

  • Calibrated Tooling and Assembly Equipment and Testers
  • Calibrated Electrical Test Equipment
  • Harness Mockups and Fixtures
  • Thermal Cycling Chamber
  • System Integration and Test

Automated Cable and Harness Testing

  • Multiple Wire and Harness Analyzers
  • Testing Wire, Cables, and Harnesses for Opens, Shorts, Miss-wires, and Internal Components
  • Up To 1500VDC and 1067VAC
  • Opens and Shorts Detection Tests up to 500 Wires per Second