With the recent success of India’s Chandrayaan-3 lunar landing as well as Japan launching their own mission to the Moon, it is clear we are in the midst of a global space race the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the 1960s. Long duration missions such as the aforementioned lunar lander take several years and eyewatering amounts of money to develop and so when a contractor turns to their suppliers, they need absolute certainty that the product they are providing will not fail in even the most extreme environments. It is in these high stakes situations that they turn to suppliers they trust, suppliers with heritage. With that being said, lets have a look at the history of space project Springco has supplied springs to.
As with many long duration missions of this type, the springs on board are stowed for up to a year between being tested and being launched. After surviving the high G-forces of launch, the springs must then deploy without issue and continue to function in the harshness of space until after the mission ends, usually due to loss of power or propulsion.