From low earth orbit to Mars and beyond, outer space approved bearings provided to conquer new frontiers with confidence.

Carter has substantial space heritage working with the world leading manufactures of launch vehicles, satellites and space components while providing technical support. We have worked on projects such as LOX turbo pumps and circulators, Liquid Methane pumps, reaction wheels, solar array gear box mechanisms, door latches, among others. Our products were successfully deployed on both of the Mars rovers (‘Spirit’ & ‘Opportunity’) as well as the Cassini probe which is currently orbiting Saturn.

For worldwide customer peace of mind, Carter is accredited to ISO9001, incorporating the requirements of AS9120 with flow-down from AS9100. It means we’re fully equipped to supply all your aerospace bearing and tooling needs. Our bearings can include AS9102 Aerospace First Article Inspection Reports for traceability of all raw materials and special processes along with full dimensional analysis.


We have an extensive knowledge of the quality and testing requirements to validate a new bearing design or project. Our bearing engineers utilize SolidWorks to design custom bearing solutions tailored to each mission. We use our proprietary bearing application software to determine theoretical bearing performance which helps drive these designs. Our software allows us to provide detailed reports which better inform our customers and validate design critical decisions. We can further provide technical assistance with FEA analysis and our unique understanding of how to interpret this data to optimize mechanical performance


Proven track record of supplying into the Space market

Custom Space Bearing Design capabilities for small to medium volume solutions

Strategic stock and modern warehousing to handle mission critical Space bearings


ISO9001, AS9210, AS9100, AS9102 Aerospace First Article Inspection Reports

Exotic materials for rings, rolling elements and cages with specialist lubrication and coatings

Stock availability and custom design capabilities for Aerospace bearing tools used for bearing installation and testing

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