High-Frequency Cable Assemblies for Ka Band Frequencies
These cable assemblies have been qualified for spaceflight applications in three separate phases — integration, launch, and in-orbit — to ensure consistently reliable performance for the duration of the mission.
Proven Performance and Reliability for 32 GHz Spaceflight Applications

Proven Performance and Reliability for 32 GHz Spaceflight Applications

These cable assemblies have been qualified for spaceflight applications in three separate phases — integration, launch, and in-orbit — to ensure consistently reliable performance for the duration of the mission.

With superior radio frequency performance at 32 GHz, the Type 5G Series of GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies are optimized for Ka band uplink and downlink applications. These cable assemblies have been qualified for spaceflight applications in three separate phases — integration, launch, and in-orbit — to ensure consistently reliable performance for the duration of the mission.

Unlike the standard bifurcated contact used in test connectors, the robust connectors of the Type 5G Series withstand the vibration of launch and orbit without compromising signal performance. In addition, the low-profile of these connectors increases flexibility during the layout process of satellite design.

Benefits of GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies for Ka band Frequencies

  • Reliable signal integrity with excellent insertion loss and return loss
  • Outstanding shielding effectiveness from durable cable construction
  • Increased flexibility in design layout with robust, low-profile connector solutions
  • Proven performance from qualification in integration, launch, and in-orbit phases
  • Global availability from United States and European manufacturing facilities

General Specifications*

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Frequency Range DC – 32 GHz
Optimized Frequencies 17.5 GHz – 22 GHz
27 GHz – 32 GHz
Impedance 50 ±1 ohms

Cable Specifications

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Cable Part Number 5G
Cable Outer Diameter (nom) 0.170 in (4.3 mm)
Mass (nominal) 13 g/ft (42 g/m)
Minimum Bend Radius 1.0 in (25.4 mm)
Center Conductor Silver-plated copper wire, solid
Dielectric Expanded PTFE (ePTFE), tape wrapped
Electrical Shield Silver-plated flat copper wire, helically-wrapped
Mechanical Braid Silver-plated round copper wire, braided
Jacket Extruded DuPont™ ETFE fluoropolymer, black

Qualification Status

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Integration, Launch and In-Orbit Phases Fully Qualified
Configurations 5GZMQZMQ & 5GZMQZQA Cable Assemblies
Temperature Range -55°C to +155°C
Qualification Test Report No. ET-12036

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