GORE® Space Cables, SpaceWire for NewSpace

When vital systems demand constant data transmission, Gore’s cables deliver unfailing bi-directional signals at high data rates in harsh launch and orbit environments. We combine high-strength, lightweight materials with LVDS technology and standard hardware protocols to meet the private sector’s time-critical program schedules and tight budgets.

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Satellites orbiting Earth

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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

Data transmission is essential to the success of every mission that launches satellites into orbit. If data can’t be transmitted, we can’t stay connected to access information online and effectively monitor the earth. The emerging NewSpace private sector also wants low-weight cables that fit in smaller launch vehicles and satellites, plus cost less for use in frequent missions.

Gore can meet these challenges. By combining our extensive materials expertise with decades of proven traditional spaceflight heritage, we offer a reliable, cost-effective high data rate solution for NewSpace applications.

CONSTANT HIGH DATA RATE TRANSFER

GORE Space Cables, SpaceWire are proven to maintain constant bi-directional, high data rate transmission up to 400 Mbps with minimal crosstalk, low insertion loss and low skew. They use a serial, point-to-point dataline with reliable LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signals). We support LVDS by using uniquely engineered materials that allow data to pass through the cable without significant signal loss. By combining this LVDS technology with standard hardware protocols, our cables offer a simple cable management solution without the need for customized program designs.

Our unique materials are also high strength, so these cables can easily tolerate the most severe conditions. For instance, extreme temperatures, shock and vibration during launch sequences. Or radiation, outgassing and intense temperature changes during satellite missions. Plus, our materials have the added benefit of being lightweight, so they can be easily integrated into smaller launch vehicles and satellites where space is a premium.

Applications

GORE Space Cables, SpaceWire are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of applications, including:

  • command and data handling (C&DH)
  • high-resolution cameras
  • radar sensor equipment
  • sensor, mass memory unit and telemetry subsystem interconnections

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, please contact a Gore representative.

Benefits

GORE Space Cables for SpaceWire applications provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • constant bi-directional, high data rate transfer up to 400 Mbps
  • proven minimal crosstalk, low loss and low skew
  • serial, point-to-point dataline with reliable LVDS technology
  • high-strength build tolerates extreme temps, chemicals, radiation, shock, vibration, more
  • small, lightweight materials help meet challenging mass budgets
  • reduce costs with simple cable management solution over customized program designs
  • cost-effective solution ideal for NewSpace private sector companies
  • leverage proven performance with 100% failure-free flight record in hundreds of traditional spaceflight programs

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

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Space Cables, SpaceWire.

Electrical Property Value
Data Rate Mbps Up to 400
Standard Impedance Ohms 100 + /- 6
Maximum Operating Voltage Vrms 200
Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft)
  Pair
  Conductor Difference (Pair)
  Conductor Difference (Pair-to-Pair)
 
4.30 (1.31)
0.08 (0.24)
0.13 (0.04)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
50.0 (15.2)
90.0 (27.4)
Skew Within Pair ps/m (ps/ft) ≤ 150.0 (46.0)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms
  Conductor-to-Conductor/Shield
1400

 

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material PFA
Jacket Color Yellow
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding Blue/White, Brown/White, Green/White, Red/White
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Temperature Range °C -200 to +180
Radiation Resistance MRad 10+
Vacuum Stability % (ASTM 595; ECSS-Q-70-02)
  Volatile Condensable Mass (VCM)
  Total Mass Loss (TML)
 
< 0.1
< 1.0

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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.

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Posted April 21, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates has launched its updated GORE® Microwave/RF Assembly Builder, a step-by-step tool that allows the user to configure and request a quote for an assembly with a variety of connector & cable options, assembly lengths, and frequencies.

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