From manned to unmanned space programs, starting with Project Mercury back in the late 1950s and through the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs,up to the most recent Mars Exploration Program (MEP) and Space Launch System (SLS) and currently cooperating with most private launchers, Saint-Gobain Seals has been a long-time supporter and partner in the space industry, leading with knowledge, invention and vision. Our RACO® seal has been identified as one of NASA's preferred practices for static cryogenic seals for launch vehicles.
Space is so wide open but the way to get there relies heavily on details and specifics. There is a need of absolute reliability that requires the best from all single components whether it is a bolt or a rocket engine. Saint-Gobain Seals has worked closely with its partners over time not only to keep standards of excellence but strive for continuous improvement by working on new designs and materials able to withstand the market requirements ... increasing pressure of the fluids to seal or being more aggressive from a chemical standpoint. We have also concentrated on developing manufacturing capabilities in order to cope with the speed of service that this demanding market requires alongside an efficient supply chain that handles cleanliness requirements that most of the products used in space applications have (most typically per IEST-STD-CC1246E).
Saint-Gobain Seals supports new projects and new players through proven solutions and an outstanding pedigree of successful missions as well as global resources and technical support, using the most recent engineering methods such as Finite Element Analysis.