Super precision bearing manufacturer, The Barden Corporation, owned and partnered by Hamburg-based HQW Precision GmbH, has celebrated the production of their 1000th satellite bearing.

Increasing development of small satellites has led to a growing requirement for high precision, exceptionally reliable bearings over the past few years. These bearings are used to support on-board sub-systems such as reaction wheels. They are well suited to the application, offering low friction, high accuracy, and long life under vacuum conditions.

As aerospace bearing specialists, the Barden team has many decades of experience in developing efficient, high performance bearings for this sector, supplying many of the world’s largest space technology OEM’s.