GORE® Ethernet Cables for NewSpace

Proven to exceed Cat6a protocol requirements, our Ethernet cables meet the increasing data demands of mission-critical systems in smaller launch vehicles and satellites. These small, lightweight cables are proven to deliver lower signal attenuation, reduced crosstalk, and improved shielding effectiveness in harsh atmospheric conditions.

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Overview

The NewSpace industry is evolving to help us better monitor the earth and connect us globally via mini satellites in orbit. Cables play an important role in transmitting high-speed data and keeping critical satellite systems running smoothly while meeting the latest protocols, like Ethernet. They must also be low-profile to help reduce mass in these smaller satellites and launch vehicles.

At Gore, we combine extensive materials expertise with decades of proven traditional spaceflight heritage to offer a reliable, cost-effective high data rate solution for NewSpace applications.

EXCELLENT SIGNAL INTEGRITY IN SMALLER SIZE

GORE Ethernet Cables exceed Cat6a protocol requirements and are proven to deliver excellent signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transfer up to 10 Gb/s. Our unique 4-pair design performs reliably and consistently with lower signal attenuation, reduced crosstalk, and improved shielding effectiveness in digital video systems, telecommand remote systems, and more.

With a high-density construction, our Cat6a version is proven to endure the most demanding conditions commonly found in low earth orbit (LEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) altitudes. For example, extreme temperature changes as the earth revolves around the sun, shock and vibration as vehicles are launched into space, and radiation exposure while satellites are in orbit.

But even though they’re high density, we design our cables with lightweight materials that make them significantly smaller in size — an ideal compact solution to help meet challenging mass budgets.

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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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Braided Shield

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Aluminized polyimide shield

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Silver-plated copper/ SPC alloy conductor

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High-density, compact construction of GORE Ethernet Cables, Cat6a version

Applications

GORE Ethernet Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of NewSpace applications, including:

  • digital video systems
  • Ethernet backbone
  • sensor data collection and processing
  • telecommand remote systems

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.

Benefits

GORE Ethernet Cables provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • excellent signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transfer up to 10 Gbps
  • high resistance to extreme temperatures, chemicals, radiation, shock, vibration, more
  • proven to exceed electrical requirements for Cat6a standardized protocol
  • small, lightweight materials help meet challenging mass budgets
  • cost-effective solution ideal for NewSpace private sector companies
  • leverage proven performance with 100% failure-free flight record in hundreds of traditional spaceflight programs

For more information about the benefits of our cables, please contact a Gore representative.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Ethernet Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Data Rate Gbps Up to 10
Standard Impedance Ohms 100 +/- 10
Typical Operating Voltage Veff < 50
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.10 (1.25)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft) 42.6 (13.0)
Minimum Near-End Crosstalk (NEXT) dB
  10 MHz
  100 MHz
  500 MHz
 
59.2
52.3
42.2
Shielding Effectiveness dB > 55
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color Yellow
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper or SPC Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Solid Blue & White/Blue Stripe,
Solid Brown & White/Brown Stripe
Solid Green & White/Green Stripe,
Solid Orange & White/Orange Stripe
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C -200 to +180
Radiation Resistance MRad 10+
Vacuum Stability % (ASTM 595; ECSS-Q-70-02)
  Volatile Condensable Mass (VCM)
  Total Mass Loss (TML)
 
< 0.1
< 1.0

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