Northop Grumman’s Maryland Footprint Grows with New Space Assembly and Test Hub

Northrop Grumman has unveiled its new Maryland Space Assembly and Test (MSAT) 2, a 55,000 square-foot addition to its Linthicum-based facility. The MSAT2 provides a digitally integrated manufacturing, assembly and test hub to support customer needs and the company’s growing space payload and ground systems capabilities.

MSAT2 adds a progressive assembly line and unique testing capabilities to the integrated Maryland Space Assembly and Test complex, with a central feature being a state-of-the-art thermal vacuum chamber (TVAC). The TVAC simulates the harsh thermal conditions of space, allowing engineers to subject space payloads to extreme temperature variations and ensure uninterrupted performance. The facility also includes advanced, digitally driven robotic manufacturing.

“We’re at the forefront of developing innovative technologies across our diverse and connected business from undersea to outer space and cyberspace,” said Roshan Roeder, vice president and general manager, airborne multifunction sensors, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. “We continue to grow and expand our workforce including digital and software engineers, technicians and related fields.”