Protective Braids

Providing durable protection from the extreme temperatures present aboard spacecraft, Gore’s Protective Braids increase the reliability of signal integrity and offer easy installation in tight areas.

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Download technical information — including cable properties/variants, program heritage, and ordering information for geostationary orbit (GEO), low earth orbit (LEO), high-current, high-voltage, and dataline applications.

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Overview

The extreme temperatures inherent in spacecraft can impair cables and their performance, so critical to any space mission.

Gore offers protective braids installed over cable bundles that provide durable protection in extreme temperatures, and enhanced EMI suppression for reliable signal integrity. Our high-strength braids are also smaller and more flexible than competitors’ braids, allowing for easier routing in the tight areas of a spacecraft.

Features & Benefits

Protective Braids from Gore feature an:

  • ePTFE construction
  • smaller and more flexible construction than competitors’ braids
  • enhanced EMI suppression

These features benefit manufacturers and end users by providing:

  • easy routing in tight areas
  • increased reliability of signal integrity

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

Braid Type Plating Operating Temperature
ePTFE N/A -200°C to +260C°
Copper Silver (2.5μm min.) -200°C to +200C°
Copper Nickel (1.2 μm min.) -200°C to +260C°
ePTFE over copper Silver (2.5μm min.) -200°C to +200C°
ePTFE over copper Nickel (1.2 μm min.) -200°C to +260C°

 

Resources

Learn more about our Protective Braids in the product brochure and a white paper discussing the properties of cables that ensure peak electrical performance.

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