B&D Spotlight: Space Sector

B&D Spotlight: Space Sector


There are few more demanding and challenging sectors than space. For almost 25 years we have been the leading UK supplier of transit and storage containers for both flight hardware and ground support equipment to the global space sector. With deadlines to meet and the most valuable of cargo to protect, many of the world’s leading space companies put their trust in us to design, develop and supply all their container requirements.

Our in-house designed protective cases and containers have been shipped to launch sites all over the world with many undergoing numerous repeat missions before being reconfigured for fresh challenges. From satellites to propulsion systems, hand carry cases to 4.5m high containers, 5kg to 800kg payloads we have the capability to meet the needs of the space sector.

The UK is a major supplier and integrator of space hardware and mechanical ground support equipment and Barum & Dewar is long established as a key partner to clients in this market. Over the past decade the business has continued to grow into Europe and beyond which has brought new client challenges, allowing the team at Barum & Dewar to build upon existing experience and strengthen its offering for the sector.

With many longstanding space clients, Barum & Dewar has been a part of many major space missions. Recently, Europe’s BepiColombo mission returned its first pictures of Mercury as part of the third ever mission in history to go to Mercury. As part of the project, long term client of Barum & Dewar, QinetiQ, had safely delivered four electric propulsion thrusters to the European Space Agency (ESA) and the bespoke custom designed containers used to ensure the thrusters were transported safely were designed and manufactured by Barum & Dewar in the UK.

Andy Harrison, Technical Design Manager at Barum & Dewar said:

“Working in this sector brings an exactness and attention to detail that we apply in all our projects, whether in this sector or other areas that we operate in. Knowing that we operate in the Space sector brings confidence to new and existing clients. We appreciate the importance of design and durability needed and this has enabled us to innovate, explore new technologies and ultimately bring high quality technical products to this industry for the past 25 years which we look forward to continuing into 2022 and beyond.”