Space travel puts cable assemblies to the test. Equipment must travel millions of miles, withstand temperature extremes — and several thermal cycles over time — and endure harsh landings. Beyond retaining their mechanical properties, the assemblies need to perform well, capturing and transmitting data from spacecrafts back to Earth. There’s no quick fix in space; failure is simply not an option.
Since 1976, Gore has provided microwave / RF assemblies to more than 100 satellite programs with a 100% failure-free flight record. GORE® Spaceflight Microwave / RF Assemblies are specifically designed for use in the harsh environment of space. All assemblies use spaceflight-approved materials while offering assembly options, including radiation resistance, high power designs, low phase change cable and lightweight cable.
Gore offers spaceflight assemblies that operate from DC to 65GHz and cable sizes ranging from 0.047” (1.2mm) to 0.320” (8.1mm). Assemblies are available with a variety of connector options including but not limited to SMP and SMPM, MSSS™, SMA, 2.92mm, TNC and TNCA.
GORE Spaceflight Microwave / RF Assemblies are specifically designed for use in space. All assemblies use spaceflight-approved materials while offering assembly options including radiation resistance, high power designs, low phase change cable and lightweight cable.
GORE Spaceflight Microwave / RF Assemblies provide:
- reliable signal integrity with excellent insertion loss and return loss
- outstanding shielding effectiveness across operating frequency 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
- Gore swept pin low profile 90° box connector design
- Tefzel Jacket for radiation protection
The assemblies are globally available from our United States and European manufacturing facilities. Additionally, Gore’s worldwide engineering team provides sales and technical support.
If you have any questions about GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies, please contact a Gore representative.
We offer five families of GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies, each engineered for specific types of applications:
- Generic Payload Applications
- Low Mass Payload Applications
- High Frequency Payload Applications
- High Power Applications
- High Density Applications
Gore cable assemblies have been integrated into hundreds of satellite programs and multiple launch vehicle applications. Additionally, since 1976, our cable assemblies have been used aboard multiple Mars critical space missions, including:
- Mars Rover
- Curiosity Rover
- Mars Pathfinder
- Opportunity Rover
- Spirit Rover
Gore has a long history of providing highly reliable cable solutions for the space industry. The 100% success rate of our cables demonstrates our commitment to collaborating with customers when developing reliable and durable cables for these demanding applications.
Learn more about GORE Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies in a data sheet, a thorough product brochure and a white paper discussing the properties of cables that ensure peak electrical performance.
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Come by booth 429 and explore our collection of high-performance cables and materials that are trusted by the defense sector because they help ensure readiness, survivability, and mission success.
Visit us in Booth H50! We'll be exhibiting qualified GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies that have been proven and trusted for decades in hundreds of global spaceflight programs, including the iconic Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
We'll also be presenting reliable, cost-effective solutions for the NewSpace economy. On November 20th at 11:15 am CET, you're invited to listen to our expert share his industry knowledge and materials expertise to help you navigate wire and cable requirements for NewSpace missions.
Gore will exhibit an extensive collection of qualified GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies at the 2019 Space Tech Expo in Bremen, Germany on November 19-21 in Booth H50. Gore will also be a featured speaker on November 20th at 11:15 am CET.
Gore now offers new design options in the company’s sample inventory of GORE® High Speed Data Cables to continue to meet aerospace industry needs and new protocols. The expanded sample inventory includes 8 new part numbers ranging from OM4 fiber optics 1.8 mm Simplex, CAN Bus shielded pair, Ethernet specialty quadrax, and shielded twisted pair.