Beyond Gravity Recognized by Northrop Grumman for Supplier Excellence

Yesterday, March 2, Beyond Gravity, a leading space supplier, was recognized by Northrop Grumman for its supplier excellence.

Beyond Gravity was recognized as one of the top suppliers for 2022 in Northrop Grumman Corporation’s global network of more than 10,000 suppliers.

Since 2009 Beyond Gravity supplies Northrop Grumman with Solar Array Drive Mechanisms out of Switzerland. Those mechanisms named SEPTA Mechanisms have been developed and continuously improved over the last two decades. Beyond Gravity is the leading European supplier for Space Mechanisms.

“The performance of Beyond Gravity set it apart as one of the best of the best supplier partners,” said Matt Bromberg, Corporate Vice President, Global Operations Northrop Grumman. “The expertise and partnership of our supplier teams across the globe demonstrates that together, we are well positioned to meet our customers’ most complex mission needs.”

“Recognition of our products and delivery capability”


“We are very proud of this recognition of our products and delivery capability”, says Anders Linder, Executive Vice President Division Satellites at Beyond Gravity. The company was recognized for its performance excellence. Anders: “We are vital to ensuring the Northrop Grumman team delivers advanced technology solutions with the quality and speed to meet the urgent global challenges.”

Full range of Solar Array Drive Mechanisms

Beyond Gravity is the only European supplier offering a full range of SADM (Solar Array Drive Mechanism) worldwide from the microsatellite class to the largest telecommunication and earth observation satellites, as well as thruster orientation mechanisms for electric drives and actuators.

Anders Linder: “Our in-house capabilities for Solar Array Drive Assemblies allow us to offer our customers turnkey solutions consisting of a mechanism and associated drive and control electronics, significantly reducing the effort required by satellite prime contractors.”

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Beyond Gravity, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is the first startup to combine agility, speed, and innovation with decades of experience and proven quality. Approximately 1’600 employees at 12 locations in six countries (Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, USA, and Finland) develop and manufacture products for satellites, launch vehicles and the semiconductor industry with the goal of advancing humanity and enabling exploration of the world and beyond. In 2021, the company generated revenues of approximately CHF 319 million. More information at: www.beyondgravity.com.

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible everyday.

Christian Thalmayr
Christian Thalmayr Senior Global Communications Manager