Bearings for turbopumps
FAG Aerospace has developed – jointly with NASA and Pratt and Whitney - the bearings for the main engines (oxygen and hydrogen turbopumps) of the Space Shuttle. The newly developed FAG bearings do not have to be replaced after every launch, as was the case with the previously used bearings; they can be used for many launches.
The bearings for the turbopumps in the propulsion system of the European launcher, Ariane, are also supplied by FAG Aerospace.
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