ESR Technology is going to Space Tech Expo!


ESR Technology will be exhibiting at Europe's largest B2B space event between 19-21 November 2019 in Bremen, Germany.

Space Tech Expo Europe is Europe's premier space engineering event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space related technologies and attracts attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, specifiers and buyers to meet manufacturers and the supply chain for civil, military and commercial space.

Watch this space for more news soon or go to for more information.

ESTL Provides Thought Leadership at TriboUK 2019

ESTL TriboUK2019 Tribology

Simon Lewis, ESR Technology’s manager of ESTL, was invited to provide a keynote lecture at the TriboUK 2019 conference held at University of Leeds recently ( The conference is an annual forum for presentations by the next generation of tribologists from around the UK, working their PhD’s in the field.

Simon took the opportunity of the invited presentation to provide some inspiration for the upcoming generation of specialists, by highlighting the important role of tribology in spacecraft, the consequences of failure and the very limited opportunities for relubrication in space. He also gave some examples of ongoing tribological research work being carried out at ESTL, which is part of ESR Technology, on behalf of the European Space Agency.

Simon also offered a personal view on the challenges of space tribology expected in the next 10 years, which he believes will be driven not only by mission/scientific needs but also the emerging “New Space” commercial approach for lower cost, rapid development, high volume and even some failure tolerance. This is beginning to impact the approach of the more traditional, so-called “Big Space” institutional players in the space technology market.

Feedback from delegates was wholly positive – ranging from “I didn’t know there was so much to understand about lubrication in space” to “…lots of people are now considering careers in the space industry”.

For more information, please contact Simon here.

Space Odyssey Exhibition in Warrington Museum

ESR Technology is very pleased and proud to support the fantastic ‘Space Odyssey’ Exhibition that has just opened for the summer in Warrington museum.

The focus of the exhibition is the Hubble Space Telescope solar array system. ESR Technology has loaned some real parts of the system to the museum. Our experts at ESTL tested one of the critical mechanisms before it was fitted onto the Hubble spacecraft. Then we had the very rare experience of examining parts of the same system, when a complete solar array system was returned to Earth in the Space Shuttle.

On display at the museum are the Hubble Solar Array Deployment Arm, its Solar Array Drive Mechanism and part of its array Bi-Stem Boom. The Hubble theme is complimented by facts, images, books and even some music that make the exhibition a must-see event.

The exhibition has already received excellent local coverage and we hope for more to follow. Here are some links so that you can read what others have said about the exhibition;

If you go to the exhibition, please let us know what you think about it. Details can be found here;

Have fun!


ESR Technology achieves ISO 45001 Health and Safety Standard

ISO 45001 is an international standard for health and safety at work, developed by national and international standards committees. It provides a structured framework for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace and demonstrates effective risk management and compliance with health and safety law, even going beyond what the law requires.

We are proud that ESR Technology has been recommended against the standard at our first audit, with no non-conformances. So, we have successfully migrated from OHAS 18001 to ISO 45001, illustrating our long-term commitment to health and safety in our workplace.


ESR Technology attends Oil & Gas UK Industry Conference in Aberdeen

ESR Technology attended the Oil & Gas Industry Conference in Aberdeen 4-5th June 2019. The conference provided an opportunity to discuss Oil & Gas UK’s Vision 2035 of maximising economic recovery from the North Sea whilst transitioning to a low carbon energy future.

Our exhibition stand was well attended, providing an opportunity to discuss ESR Technology’s latest developments in safety and risk management tools and techniques including:

  • CORAM web-based tool for cumulative risk assessments;
  • RISK6 Dynamic Offshore QRA Model;
  • Major hazards training courses;
  • OpenFOAM for enhanced CFD modelling;
  • DELOS – 3D fire ang gas detector mapping software.

We were particularly pleased to welcome Michael Matheson, MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, to the stand where we discussed ESR Technology’s long and successful history of supporting the Energy Sector in the UK and worldwide.

For further information please contact our Aberdeen Lead Chris Proud at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Terry Atkinson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

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