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Space mechanisms

ADR has considerable experience on the space mechanisms market and fully masters this technology. ADR develops and provides specific proven and qualified solutions for meeting capacity requirements during launch and the constraints of low consumption with high operational reliability.

The technical solutions offered address the aims of these applications for size and weight reduction, whilst at the same time achieving exceptional levels of performance.


Launchers and space vehicles

ADR is now a key driving force behind the success of all the major space programs around the world.

ADR know-how is also present in launcher pumps, valves and actuators, as well as in moving parts in various vehicles, whether re-usable or single-use.


A recognized expertise

With more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing space mechanisms, ADR, in collaboration with ESA (European Space Agency) and ESTL (European Space Tribology Laboratory), is pleased to provide you a guide for installation and integration of high precision ball bearings for space mechanisms.

This guide is a comprehensive book on best practices in the selection, design, installation and preload bearings.
An abstract of this document is available for download on our website.

For the full guide, we thank you to send directly a request to our Head of Spatial Field: Florence GALTIER ( with your mailing address.