Specializing in rapid and responsive modular technology, OAI utilizes a unique, tailored and modern approach to the traditional satellite development process that enables spacecraft providers and integrators to reduce Cost, Schedule, and Risk when pursuing satellite missions, payloads, and applications.

Founded in 2012, Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) is dedicated to advancing the future of space through innovative and groundbreaking technologies that enable your journey through space.

Working both domestically and internationally, OAI has the capability and advanced technology to turn any paper-napkin idea into a reality in the space and satellite industry through modern technology applied to traditional space.

Subject Matter Experts in:

  • Rapid and Responsive Spacecraft Design
  • Sub-system and Component Level AI&T
  • Component Performance Verification & Test
  • Modular Open-System Architectures
  • System, Sub-system, and Component Modeling & Simulation
  • Payload Development, Science, & Applications
  • Integration & Test Services
  • Software Design & Development
  • System Design Optimization & Review
  • Custom & Applied System Engineering Process
  • U.S. International Export Regulations

Technology Areas:

Modular Open System Architecture

OAI takes modular to the lowest system level allowing for quick development, rapid integration, and smooth on-orbit operation across a variety of varying interfaces, software, and hardware.

Rapid Spacecraft Design & Development

Quickly develop, assemble, integrate, test, and fly your mission with OAI's experience and unique approach and rapid and responsive designs.

Custom Missions, Payloads, & Applications

Our systems engineering approach is unique to OAI, and allows us to accommodate a variety of missions, payloads, & applications for any clients needs.



The Advanced Configurable Open-system Research Network (ACORN) is a closed-loop, end-to-end space system modeling and simulation platform that enables detailed design, development and test capabilities.

Reduces mission cost by 25-32%

Supports processor-in-the-loop, hardware-in-the-loop or faster than real-time (full software) simulation capability.


Our suite of software allows for streamlined mission planning, requirement satisfaction, and baseline mission hardware for integration.

Maintained in house, OAI software enables modular, open-architecture systems to achieve their potential for providing new space platforms and configurations the flexibility and dexterity to handle any payload, mission, and component.


Systems Engineering

As a small business, OAI manages large company processes while maintaining small company flexibility and service.

See how our uniquely tailored systems engineering approach can be applied to your mission/project to reduce cost and schedule while reducing risk and meeting technical requirements.

Modeling & Simulation

Modeling and simulation is maintained in-house to include physics based environmental models, component generic and specific models of all various spacecraft components, and event driven simulation architecture to provide the best fidelity and value through our modular, open-systems.