Ball bearings manufactured in Leutkirch are not just used on our beautiful planet. Now they are also found on Mars, where they demonstrate their high-grade precision and quality:
On the surface of Mars – NASA Mars Rover “Curiosity”
On November 26, 2011, the NASA mission “Mars Rover” starts from Cape Canaveral to deliver the remote-controlled robot vehicle “Curiosity” with different measuring devices and tools to Mars. Its landing was confirmed on August 6, 2012.
After the landing, Curiosity began sending images back to Earth. The Curiosity robot contains a novelty for Mars.
A cooling system for infrared devices. This “Cooler K508 ” features myonic’s ball bearings from Leutkirch, the ULQW 917 X ball bearing, to be precise.
The systems are all in top condition and “Curiosity” has successfully exceeded its originally estimated functional lifecycle by far.