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.

Recent News

Press Release

Perseverance on Mars: Gore Facilitates Successful Mars Rover Landing

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.

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Gore Jolts Emerging Electric Aviation Market with New High-Performance Aerospace Wires

Posted October 13, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates announced today a new solution that meets higher voltages as the trend continues towards aircraft electrification to reduce the impact of air transport on our environment. GORE® High Performance Aerospace Wires, GWN3000 Series, deliver the best combination of superior mechanical strength and outstanding electrical reliability without increasing wire bundle size or weight.

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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.

Event

W. L. Gore & Associates Goes Virtual at IMS2020

August 4, 2020 - August 6, 2020

Due to the ongoing challenge of COVID-19, IMS2020 has been moved to virtual with live streaming. A key topic at the symposium is 5G connectivity, and Gore will present a portfolio of reliable microwave/RF test assemblies for 5G testing. We’ll describe how our cable assemblies provide durable, stable, and consistent performance to ensuring accurate and reliable testing results.

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