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

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!

Event

Visit Us at Cribbins

November 15, 2021 - November 17, 2021

We’re excited to be able to meet and talk in person again after so many virtual meetings! Stop by Booth 609 to talk with us about your latest aviation and airframe system developments. And you don’t want to miss our latest Fiber Optic Cables Demonstration, so come by and ask to see it.

W. L. Gore & Associates High Performance Aerospace Wires Set Gold Standard With Industry Award

Posted November 8, 2021

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today that its GORE® High Performance Aerospace Wires, GWN3000 Series, were recognized among the 2021 Military & Aerospace Electronics Technology Innovators Awards. An independent panel of esteemed judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Gore as a gold honoree for the second consecutive year. The company’s PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies were recognized in 2020.

Event

Gore Exhibiting at 2021 Global Defense Helicopter

November 2, 2021 - November 4, 2021

Visit our booth during Europe’s largest military helicopter event to see our extensive portfolio of proven solutions that the military has relied on and trusted for decades. On Thursday, November 4th, don’t miss the presentation from our experts about Gore’s aerospace interconnection solutions and materials for existing and next-gen rotorcraft.

View all News & Events

FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY

Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.