GORE® Space Cables, Type SPC for GEO Applications

Unreliable signal integrity can pose a safety threat to critical space missions. Gore’s space cables, Type SPC for GEO applications provide the high signal quality, flexibility and durability needed for success in space

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Power / Signal Delivery Cable

With their specialized insulation materials, GORE Space Cables ensure that power is delivered safely and reliably in the challenging environmental conditions of outer space. 

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Overview

Increase Reliability with Qualified Space Cables

Reliability is crucial in the space industry. Without reliable performance from electronic controls, safety can be seriously compromised.

GORE Space Cables, Type SPC for geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) applications provide the high-quality signals required in space missions — without compromising the safety of those onboard.

The cables are qualified to ESA specifications ESCC 3901/019.

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 SPC for geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) applications are frequently used for:

  • DC power distribution
  • low-frequency applications
  • optical instruments

The cables have been used aboard the Alphabus family of satellites.

Features & Benefits

GORE Space Cables, Type SPC for geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) applications feature a:

  • low launch mass
  • small diameter
  • high temperature range
  • high flexibility

These features benefit manufacturers by providing:

  • reliable signal integrity
  • surplus mass to be used for other critical subsystems
  • long-lasting product life resulting from robust design
  • reduced installation and maintenance costs without compromised performance

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.

Properties

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

 

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

Resources

Learn more about GORE Space Cables, Type SPC for geostationary Earth orbit (GEO) applications in thorough data sheets and a white paper discussing the properties of cables that ensure peak electrical performance.

Recent News

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Gore at 2017 Space Tech Expo Europe

October 24, 2017 - October 26, 2017

Visit us in Booth G40 at this year’s expo to see our latest high-performance solutions qualified for critical spacecraft applications — including GORE Space Cables and Assemblies, and our advanced capabilities solutions.

Find out more about our extensive catalog of failure-free products at gore.com/spacetechexpo2017.

Press Release

Time-Tested, Proven GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies for Mission-Critical Systems Featured at the 2017 Space Tech Expo Europe

Posted October 16, 2017

Gore will be showcasing its extensive catalog of qualified GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies engineered to perform without failure in critical spacecraft systems at the 2017 Space Tech Expo Europe, 24-26 October, Bremen, Germany, Booth G40.

Press Release

GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies Featured at the 2016 Space Passive Component Days (SPCD)

Posted October 5, 2016

Gore will be showcasing their broad range of qualified GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies at the Space Passive Component Days (SPCD) on October 12-14, 2016 at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Press Release

Gore Receives Supplier Appreciation Award From Space Systems Loral (SSL)

Posted January 28, 2016

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. has received a Supplier Appreciation Award from Space Systems Loral (SSL) Palo Alto, CA, the leading provider of geostationary commercial satellites, in recognition of Gore’s dedication in supporting SSL programs.

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