Bearings Ensure Effective Arm Performance

September 2008
Assembly;Sep2008, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p22
The article focuses on the bearings used in the robotic arm of the Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) built by Alliance Spacesystems. The joints of the arm was equipped with Reali-Slim thin-section bearings from Kaydon Corp. to ensure that it would be reliable and as light as possible. Richard Fleischner of Alliance notes the ability of the bearings to withstand the force and vibration of the launch.


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