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Gore’s wires are well-suited for LEO/MEO applications.
As the NewSpace industry moves towards smaller, low-cost satellites and vehicles with fast-paced designs and frequent, inexpensive launch capabilities, W. L. Gore & Associates is standing by with a technology path forward for system and harnessing engineers. Highlighting our extensive materials expertise and decades of proven spaceflight heritage, our high data rate cables are reliable, affordable and delivered quickly to meet demanding low Earth orbit (LEO) and medium Earth orbit (MEO) program schedules.
MANUFACTURED QUICKLY AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE
The hook-up wires used in small satellites and launch vehicles must safely and reliably deliver power to monitor the earth effectively and help us stay connected anytime, anywhere. They must withstand the harshest conditions, like wide-ranging temperatures and atomic oxygen (ATOX). Government and commercial programs also need wires that are reasonably priced and can be delivered on time to meet demanding schedules.
At Gore, we combine decades of expertise in materials technology with proven traditional spaceflight heritage to offer a reliable, affordable wire solution manufactured quickly for the NewSpace industry.
RELIABLE POWER & SIGNALS
GORE Hook-Up Wires are proven to distribute power with low-frequency signals safely and reliably for the entire mission duration. We design our wires with a combination of robust insulation materials that are proven to resist the most demanding spaceflight and orbit conditions while operating at maximum voltage.
For instance, they resist extreme temperatures ranging from -200°C to +200°C, ATOX and radiation exposure while satellites are in orbit. They also withstand severe shock and vibration during vehicle launches. Even harsh chemicals and undesirable fluids won’t degrade the performance of our robust insulation combination. Unlike alternatives available in today’s market, our hook-up wires help meet mission demands without the need for added protection.
From launch to orbit to re-entry into earth’s atmosphere, GORE Hook-Up Wires ensure lifelong protection and performance so that critical systems can continue functioning at all times.
GORE Hook-Up Wires are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of NewSpace applications, including:
- DC power distribution
- electric power supplies
- microgravity experiments
- optical instruments
If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.
Features & Benefits
GORE Hook-Up Wires are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and onboard conditions, including:
- Temperature-, radiation-, abrasion- and ATOX-resistant materials
- chemically inert, low outgassing materials
- smaller, lighter weight wire diameters
Our wires provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:
- proven reliable power distribution up to 600 Vrms with low-frequency signals
- excellent resistance against extreme temperatures, ATOX, radiation, chemicals, more
- robust insulation combination helps meet mission demands without added protection
- reduced size and weight helps meet challenging mass budgets and tight installation paths
- affordable solution delivered fast to meet demanding program schedules and frequent launch capabilities
- low-risk product qualified to ESA Class 2 and NASA Level 2
- leverage proven performance with 100% failure-free flight record in hundreds of traditional spaceflight programs
For more information about the features and benefits of our wires, contact a Gore representative today.
These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Hook-Up Wires.
|Voltage Rating Vrms||600|
|Outer Insulation Spark Test V AC||3500|
|Voltage Test V AC
Cable Jacket (ESCC 3901/002 9.7a)
Outer Wire Insulation
|Mechanical / Environmental Property||Value|
|Cable Jacket Color||Yellow|
|Wire Insulation Material
|Wire Insulation Color
|Conductor||Silver-Plated Copper or SPC Alloy, Stranded|
|Temperature Range °C||-200 to +200|
|Radiation Resistancea MRad||10+|
|Vacuum Stability (ASTM 595; ECSS-Q-70-02)
Total Mass Loss (TML) %
Recovered Mass Loss (RML) %
Collected Volatile Condensable Material (CVCM)
|Fluid Resistanceb (ESCC 3901 9.21)||Passed|
aTest conducted using 3 MeV electron irradiation.
bTest results available upon request.
With a thorough understanding of products operating in space, customers’ needs and appropriately scoped NewSpace test procedures, GORE Hook-Up Wires are tested and qualified in adherence to strict standards, including:
- ESA ESCC 3901/018: Polyimide/Fluorothermoplast Insulated Wires and Cables, Low Frequency, 600V, -200 to +200 °C
- ESA ECSS-Q-ST-60-13C, Annex G Class 2: Space Product Assurance — Commercial Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Components
- NASA EEE-INST-002 Level 2: Instructions for EEE Parts Selection, Screening, Qualification, and Derating
For more information about the qualifications of our wires, contact a Gore representative today.
LEARN MORE ABOUT GORE HOOK-UP WIRES OR ORDER NOW
Well suited for applications operating in low and medium Earth orbits (LEO/MEO), we manufacture robust wires to meet demanding mission requirements and program schedules. For more information or to discuss your specific NewSpace application needs, talk to a Gore representative today. Or, contact our U.S. wire and cable distributor for in-stock availability if you’re ready to order now.
June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Gore is exhibiting virtually at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and you’re invited to visit our virtual booth. We’ll describe how our proven portfolio of durable microwave/RF test assemblies delivers stable and consistent performance for reliable 5G test results.
Posted February 18, 2021
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) joined countless scientists and space exploration enthusiasts in celebrating the successful landing of the Mars 2020 Mission’s Perseverance Rover on the Red Planet.
GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies Honored, Set Gold Standard with Industry Innovators Award
Posted September 16, 2020
W. L. Gore & Associates announced that its GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies were recognized among the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Gore as a Gold honoree. These assemblies are being recognized for their durability and reliability for precision testing of electronic warfare (EW) / radar suites; electronic surveillance/counter measures; radar warning systems; missile approach warning systems; and navigation/communication systems.
Posted July 30, 2020
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today announced the company’s involvement in the Mars 2020 Mission scheduled for launch on July 30 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This U.S. mission addresses high-priority scientific goals for exploration to help answer the questions of potential life on Mars.
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