GORE® Hook-Up Wires for NewSpace

Designed with robust protection, Gore’s wires provide excellent resistance against extreme temperatures, ATOX and harsh chemicals. They’re proven to safely and reliably distribute power with low-frequency signals through the mission duration. We can quickly deliver a qualified, economical solution to meet mission demands and stay on schedule. 

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Gore combines extensive materials expertise with decades of proven traditional spaceflight heritage to offer reliable, cost-effective, and low-risk solutions qualified for demanding LEO/MEO program schedules in the NewSpace economy. 

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Overview

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). NewSpace private companies also need wires delivered quickly at an economical price to meet demanding program schedules.

At Gore, we combine decades of expertise in materials technology with proven traditional spaceflight heritage to offer a reliable, economical wire solution 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.

Affordable Price & Fast Delivery

With our comprehensive understanding of products and appropriately scoped NewSpace test procedures, our wires are qualified according to NASA Level 2, ESA Class 2 and TRL 6+. We can also deliver our wires quickly and inexpensively so you can meet demanding program schedules, frequent launch cycles and short satellite missions.

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.

Applications

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, please contact a Gore representative.

Benefits

GORE Hook-Up Wires provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • safe, reliable power distribution up to 600 Vrms with low-frequency signals
  • robust insulation combination helps meet mission demands without added protection
  • excellent resistance against extreme temperatures, ATOX, radiation and chemicals
  • low-risk product qualified to NASA Level 2, ESA Class 2, and TRL 6+
  • economical solution well-suited for LEO/MEO applications
  • quick delivery to meet demanding program schedules and frequent launch capabilities
  • leverage proven performance with 100% failure-free flight record in hundreds of traditional spaceflight programs

For more information about the benefits of our wires, please contact a Gore representative.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Hook-Up Wires.

Electrical Property Value
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
 
1500/2000
2500

 

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Cable Jacket PFA
Cable Jacket Color Yellow
Wire Insulation Material
  Outer Layer
  Inner Layer
 
PFA
ePTFE/Polyimide
Wire Insulation Color
  Outer Layer
  Inner Layer
 
Yellow
White/Natural
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)
 
< 0.3
< 0.15
< 0.01
Fluid Resistanceb (ESCC 3901 9.21) Passed

aTest conducted using 3 MeV electron irradiation.
bTest results available upon request.

Qualifications

GORE Hook-Up Wires have undergone substantial qualification testing replicating integration, launch, and in-orbit phases to ensure they meet the most current industry standards and our customers’ requirements.

  • 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
  • Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6+: Demonstrating Critical Functions in Relevant Environments

For more information about the qualifications of our wires, please contact a Gore representative.

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