About Us

Edge Space Systems, Inc. is a woman-owned small business, founded in 2003, and incorporated in the state of Maryland. Edge Space Systems specializes in thermal systems engineering for space applications. The company’s goal is to provide superior engineering design and analysis services to the aerospace community.

Edge Space Systems Expertise:

  • Thermal analysis (back of the envelope to detailed flight models)
  • Design (from concept to final integration)
  • Testing (thermal balance, thermal vacuum, temperature cycling)
  • Integration
  • Structural Thermal Optic (STOP) Analysis
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Instrument and Mission Systems
  • Venting Analysis
  • In-house software development
  • Review/Consultation

Edge Space Systems Applications:

  • Space Science instruments
  • Spacecraft
  • Space flight components (electronics, structures, solar arrays, deployables, batteries, cooling systems)
  • Cryogenic systems: detectors, cryo-coolers, passive coolers, dewars, TECs
  • Launch vehicles
  • LEO, GEO, HEO, L2, L2, interplanetary, lunar mission, and solar missions
  • High altitude balloon missions
  • Terrestrial science missions

Analysis Tools :

  • Thermal Desktop
  • SINDA (SINDA-85, SINDA/G, SINDA Fluint)
  • TSS
  • IDEAS/TMG
  • TRASYS
  • FEMAP
  • SSPTA
  • TAGUP (in-house pre- & post-processing tool)

Edge personnel have worked with NASA Goddard, The Naval Research Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory for decades. Edge Space Systems is well known at all levels within the Goddard Applied Engineering Technical Directorate (AETD) and the Mechanical Systems Division (MSD). The staff of Edge Space Systems has worked on various space projects for over 20 years.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
    • SDO, LRO, GPM, JWST, TIRS, MMS, SMAP, STEREO, TOMS, XRS, UARS, GLAST, GOES, NPOESS, GRO, XRT, HST, WFC-III, MPL, BBXRT, FUSE, WMAP, EO1, ST-5, EOS (Terra, Aqua, Aura), WIND EPACT, EUVE, XTE, BAT
  • Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
    • TACSAT4, LASCO, SHARP, SSULI, Stereo/SECCHI, SOLAR-B, GLAST Calorimeter, GOES, VAULT, AIM/SHIMMER, LISA, WINDSat, TacSat1, Upper Stage
  • Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
    • New Horizons, Messenger, STEREO
  • Kennedy Space Flight Center (KSC)
    • GOES, Delta-IV, Taurus
  • ILC Dover
    • MAXFLYER (balloon)

Edge Space Systems is poised for growth.