Aerial view of satellite dish on Johns Hopkins APL campus

Space Labs and Facilities

Johns Hopkins APL is recognized as a leader in mission design and navigation; instrument development; mechanical engineering; mechanical design, thermal, and instrument accommodation; communications hardware; electrical subsystems and power; precision timekeeping devices, mission operations, and scientific research. Our facilities are essential to support our spaceflight build process and scientific discoveries.

APL operates with an AS9100C certified quality management system. That certification is specific to the Laboratory’s spaceflight program management, systems engineering, design, development, production, integration, test and operation processes. APL maintains an impressive record of delivering high-quality space systems on time and on budget.