Space and Vacuum Tribology       

Since 1972 ESR Technology has operated the European Space Tribology Laboratory – ESTL, a centre of excellence in the science and engineering of friction, lubrication and wear in the vacuum environment of Space.

ESTL provides its customers with a combination of:

  • Tribological consultancy, support and training
  • Tribometer-based friction and wear studies
  • Bespoke, mission-orientated tribological research & development programmes
  • Solid lubrication of precision components for Space and vacuum applications
  • Independent thermal vacuum testing for development, life and qualification

For Space and other high-end engineering applications, ESR Technology also offers a range of services from consultancy and support through to the design, manufacture and test of reliable mechanical systems.