Overview

NewSpace is all about connecting cultures in a different way to access information and monitor our world. Cables are a vital system component in small launch vehicles and satellites, so they must perform reliably without failure to keep us connected all the time. The private sector also needs inexpensive, small-scale cable designs. 

By combining extensive materials expertise with decades of proven traditional spaceflight heritage, Gore offers a reliable, cost-effective high data rate solution for NewSpace applications.

SOLID SIGNAL INTEGRITY & FAST CHARGING

GORE USB Cables, 3.1 version offers solid signal integrity to maintain high-speed data transmission up to 10 Gbps ensuring high volumes of content are uploaded and downloaded instantly. They can also quickly and easily charge portable electronic devices. These hybrid cable bundles are ideal for bus electrical interfaces and I/O, and digital video systems.

Because of our cable bundles’ sturdy design, they can resist the severe conditions of launch sequences and earth orbit environments. Like continuous shock and vibration, wide temperatures ranges, harsh chemicals, radiation and more. They’re also low mass, so they require less space in smaller launch vehicles and satellites.

USB Cables for NewSpace
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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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Braided shield

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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Silver-plated copper alloy conductor

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Drain wire

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ePTFE binder

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Sturdy, low-weight construction of GORE USB Cables, 3.1 version

Applications

GORE USB Cables are engineered to perform reliably in a variety of NewSpace applications, including:

  • bus electrical interfaces and I/O
  • digital video systems
  • powering remote devices

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

Benefits

GORE USB Cables provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical and mechanical performance such as:

  • solid signal integrity for high-speed data transmission up to 10 Gbps
  • quickly and easily charges portable electronic devices
  • sturdy construction withstands extreme temps, chemicals, radiation, shock, vibration, more
  • low-weight construction helps meet challenging mass budgets
  • 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 USB Cables.

Electrical Property Value
Data Rate Gbps Up to 10
Standard Impedance Ohms
  High-Speed Pairs
  Low-Speed Pairs
 
90 +/- 5
90 +/- 10
Typical Operating Voltage V < 15
Nominal Velocity of Propagation % 80
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.07 (1.24)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft) 50.0 (15.2)
Maximum Skew Within Paira ps/m (ps/ft) 15.0 (4.6)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage Vrms
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
1500
1000

a Shielded twisted pairs only

Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Engineered Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color Yellow
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding High-Speed Pairs: Blue/White, Orange/White, Violet/White, Yellow/White
Low-Speed Pairs: Green/White
Power Pair: Black/Red
Dielectric Material ePTFE/PTFE
Nominal Mass g/m (g/ft) 65.0 (20.0)
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 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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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 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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Gore Launches New Online Microwave/RF Assembly Builder

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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