Overview

Saving space and lowering launch mass are critical aboard spacecrafts. GORE Space Cables, Type CSC are up to 29% smaller and up to 19% lighter than ESCC3901/019. Our cables are up to 10% smaller and 21% lighter when compared to ESCC 3901/002, and they are qualified according to ESCC 3901/025 

The smaller cable diameter increases flexibility for a tighter bend radius and easier routing, and the enhanced color coding provides easier identification for faster installation.

Our cables have a robust construction that provides reliable power and signal distribution for long-lasting performance. GORE Space Cables, Type CSC offer a cost-effective alternative to other cables that are qualified according to ESCC 3901.

The Science Behind the Cables

The key to our space cables’ performance is the proprietary material used in their insulation, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). This specialized insulation increases the cable’s ability to bend and flex, while protecting the conductors from stress and damage. The ePTFE material also eliminates the need to trim frayed insulation, and its specialized construction reduces the overall cable diameter so it fits in the tightest enclosures.

Applications

GORE Space Cables, Type CSC are frequently used for:

  • analog signal transmission (box-to-box)
  • power and low-frequency signal distribution

Notably, the cables were selected for use in the Meteosat Third Generation and will be incorporated into the new Euclid and Cosmo satellite configurations.

Features & Benefits

GORE Space Cables, Type CSC feature:

  • a compact, lightweight construction: 29% smaller and up to 19% lighter than ESCC3901/019, and up to 10% smaller and 21% lighter than ESCC 3901/002
  • robust ePTFE-based construction
  • a double-layer insulation

These features benefit manufacturers and end users by providing:

  • space and weight savings
  • tighter bend radius
  • easier installation

Additionally, Gore’s worldwide engineering team provides sales and technical support. If you have any questions about the space cables’ features or benefits, please contact us.

Specifications

Property Value
Maximum Operating Voltage 600 V RMS
Conductor Silver-plated copper or copper alloy, true concentric
Insulation Double layer: thin-resistant fluoropolymer + polyimide
Outer Jacket Double layer: thin-resistant fluoropolymer + polyimide
Temperature Range -200°C to +200°C

 

For more information about GORE Space Cables, Type CSC, please download the Gore Space Cables Product Portfolio.

Resources

Learn more about GORE Space Cables, Type CSC in the product brochure and a white paper discussing the properties of cables that ensure peak electrical performance.

Recent News

Press Release

W. L. Gore & Associates Adds New European Distributor for High-Speed Data Cables

Posted September 27, 2022

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today the addition of a new European distributor for its aerospace high-speed data cables. A.E. Petsche Company is now an authorized distributor for Gore’s entire selection of cables, including fiber optics, Ethernet, quadrax, HDMI, USB, shielded twisted pair, and more. Gore also offers higher-level cable protection systems and an abrasion-resistant cable jacket for packaging copper wires and cables.

Press Release

W. L. Gore & Associates Expands Mission Capabilities for Microwave RF Assemblies

Posted June 16, 2022

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced a new higher-frequency 40Ghz option for its GORE-FLIGHT® Microwave Assemblies. The new option will help EW and C5ISR users and customers who want to transport electrical signals reliably with minimal size, weight and power. The newest capability for GORE-FLIGHT Microwave Assemblies will allow for higher frequency applications that will offer low loss, high integrity and greater longevity cables.

Event

See Gore Demos at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA)

April 3, 2022 - April 5, 2022

Come by Booth 305 to watch demonstrations so you can see the durability and flexibility of GORE® Aerospace Cables and Materials and how they continually outperform leading alternatives before and after installation and over time.

Event

Join Us at the Aviation Forum

December 7, 2021 - December 8, 2021

Visit our Booth F16 to tell us about your latest airframe and aviation system developments and hear more about our solutions for the civil aerospace industry. We’re looking forward to meeting and talking in person again after so long!

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