Gore Launches New Line of Reliable, Cost-Effective Cables and Assemblies Qualified for NewSpace Applications

DUNDEE, Scotland (April 9, 2019) – W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) introduces a new collection of high-speed data cables and high-frequency microwave/RF assemblies for the emerging NewSpace economy. Leading the way are innovative companies such as SpaceX that use smaller, sleeker, lower-cost satellites and vehicles with fast-paced designs and frequent, inexpensive launch capabilities. As a result, customers want qualified, reliable cables and assemblies at a reduced price delivered quickly for NewSpace applications to help bring connectivity to the world in a way that has never been done in the past. 

Gore's NewSpace Capabilities

Gore combines decades of traditional spaceflight program experience, materials expertise, and a deep understanding of products and appropriately scoped test processes to meet demanding NewSpace program schedules varying from 1 to 5 years. GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies offer extremely robust options in small, low-mass, flexible designs for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) applications. All of Gore’s inventive solutions are qualified according to NASA EEE-INST-002 Level 2, ESA ECSS-Q-ST-60-13C Class 3, and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6+.

Products such as GORE® Hook-Up Wires ensure power is delivered up to 600 volts safely and reliably in the most demanding orbit environments. GORE® High Speed Data Cables improve signal quality and transmit critical information while meeting and exceeding standard protocols such as Ethernet Cat6a, XAIU, USB, and HDMI.

GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies offer the smallest diameter sizes and operate reliably from DC to 40 GHz with low loss for high-density, high-frequency and high-power applications. Gore also offers a variety of connector systems engineered to complement the performance of each assembly type, minimizing loss and reflection for optimized signal transmission.

These new solutions from Gore are durable, chemically inert and thermally resistant against extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, radiation, atomic oxygen, and outgassing. Also, Gore’s advanced cable technologies substantially reduce size and weight to help minimize problems associated with balancing challenging mass budgets.  

Proven Heritage

Gore has delivered proven solutions in hundreds of global spaceflight programs for more than 50 years. The 100-percent success rate of these products demonstrates Gore’s commitment to helping customers successfully launch space vehicles and satellites, explore planets, observe distant events and objects, and ensure astronauts safe return. GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies for NewSpace and traditional spaceflight applications will be on display at the 2019 Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 8-11 in Booth 1445. Additional details can be found at gore.com/spacesymposium2019.

About Gore Performance Solutions

Gore develops products and technologies that address complex product and process challenges in a variety of markets and industries, including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, mobile electronics, oil and gas — and more. Through close collaboration with industry leaders across the globe, Gore enables customers to design their products and processes to be safer, cleaner, more productive, reliable, durable and efficient across a wide range of demanding environments.

About Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and global recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs 9,500 Associates and generates annual revenues of $3.5 billion. www.gore.com

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