Jackson and Tull began in 1974 as a civil engineering company specializing in the structural design of buildings. Examples of structural design projects in the Washington, DC region include: the historic Metropolitan AME Church; Prince George’s Plaza Subway Station, Parking Garage and Line Segment; and the Washington Convention Center. In subsequent years, Jackson and Tull grew to provide design, inspection, and program management services in the area of Civil Infrastructure, i.e., bridges, highways, transit systems, water supply, and wastewater treatment. Examples of civil infrastructure projects in the Washington, DC region include: Southwest Freeway Bridge over the Washington Channel; Whitehurst Freeway Bridge; various projects for the DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC-WASA); and various projects for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). Examples of projects in the New York City region include: the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge and the Queens Midtown Viaduct Bridge.
In 1987, Jackson and Tull began providing engineering and technical services to the civilian aerospace industry. The initial project was to design and build a Robotics Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center located in the Washington, DC region. Building on this opportunity, Jackson and Tull expanded its services to include flight hardware design and fabrication, Integration and Test (I&T) and System Engineering for major NASA satellite programs including the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Tropical Rainforest Measurement Mission (TRMM), and X-ray Timing Explorer (XTE). Today, Jackson and Tull supports HST as well as many other NASA missions such as Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO), Gamma ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST), Thermal Infrared Sensor II (TIRS II), and Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) from our facilities in Beltsville, Maryland. Our work spans the entire life-cycle of satellite mission activities from conception through on-orbit operations.
In 1994, Jackson and Tull established its office in Albuquerque, NM to support National Security programs operated by the Air Force (AF) Research Laboratory, AF Space and Missile Systems Center, AF Operational Test and Evaluation Center, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Our National Security activities focus on the engineering, integration and test (I&T), and demonstration of advanced technology applications for developers and users. Jackson and Tull’s expertise spans the full range of requirements and hardware development at the component, subsystem, and system levels for space, air, and lighter-than air vehicles, including their associated ground systems. Successes include the flights of the MightySat I/II and XSS-10/11 series of small satellite technology demonstrations.
Over the years, Jackson and Tull has received numerous awards and citations for outstanding service to our customers as well for our support of charitable and civic organizations.