ESTL has both the expertise and the facilities needed to evaluate the performance and life of spacecraft mechanisms and components in a thermal vacuum environment.

Various levels of testing activities, including;

  • Mechanism and sub-assembly level testing
  • Testing of tribological components, such as ball bearings and gears, as well as balls screws and actuators
  • Tribometer testing of fluid and solid lubricants using Spiral Orbit Tribometer (SOT) and Pin-on-Disc (PoD) test facilities
  • Adhesion testing, long term storage and evaluation of creep barriers

ESTL recognises that customers require varying levels of support according to the nature of the specific test required and can tailor the test program according to the specific customer requirements.


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