GORE® Space Cables, Type CSC

With a robust, lightweight construction and small diameter, GORE Space Cables, Type CSC provide space and weight savings along with great flexibility and a striped design that make the cables easy to install and maintain.

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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.

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Gore is Virtual at 2020 V-MDEX

May 20, 2020 - May 21, 2020

Due to the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, the Michigan Defense Exposition has been moved to a free virtual environment — now called V-MDEX.

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Gore Launches New Online Microwave/RF Assembly Builder

Posted April 21, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates has launched its updated GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Builder, a step-by-step tool that allows the user to configure and request a quote for an assembly with a variety of connector & cable options, assembly lengths, and frequencies.

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Gore at Satellite 2020

March 9, 2020 - March 12, 2020

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Gore Featuring Qualified, High-Performance Solutions at Satellite 2020

Posted March 3, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase a broad portfolio of GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies for traditional and NewSpace applications at Satellite 2020 in Washington, DC on March 9 to 12 in Booth 1731.

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