W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has introduced a new collection of high-speed data cables and high-frequency microwave/RF assemblies for the emerging NewSpace economy. Leading the way are innovative companies such as SpaceX that use smaller, sleeker, lower-cost satellites and vehicles with fast-paced designs and frequent, inexpensive launch capabilities. As a result, customers want qualified, reliable cables and assemblies at a reduced price delivered quickly for NewSpace applications to help bring connectivity to the world in a way that has never been done in the past.
Gore’s NewSpace Capabilities
Gore combines decades of traditional spaceflight program experience, materials expertise, and a deep understanding of products and appropriately scoped test processes to meet demanding NewSpace program schedules varying from 1 to 5 years. GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies offer extremely robust options in small, low-mass, flexible designs for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) applications. All of Gore’s inventive solutions are qualified according to NASA EEE-INST-002 Level 2, ESA ECSS-Q-ST-60-13C Class 3, and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6+.
Products such as GORE® Hook-Up Wires ensure power is delivered up to 600 volts safely and reliably in the most demanding orbit environments. GORE® High Speed Data Cables improve signal quality and transmit critical information while meeting and exceeding standard protocols such as Ethernet Cat6a, XAIU, USB, and HDMI.
GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies offer the smallest diameter sizes and operate reliably from DC to 40 GHz with low loss for high-density, high-frequency and high-power applications. Gore also offers a variety of connector systems engineered to complement the performance of each assembly type, minimizing loss and reflection for optimized signal transmission.
These new solutions from Gore are durable, chemically inert and thermally resistant against extreme temperatures, shock, vibration, radiation, atomic oxygen, and outgassing. Also, Gore’s advanced cable technologies substantially reduce size and weight to help minimize problems associated with balancing challenging mass budgets.
Gore has delivered proven solutions in hundreds of global spaceflight programs for more than 50 years. The 100-percent success rate of these products demonstrates Gore’s commitment to helping customers successfully launch space vehicles and satellites, explore planets, observe distant events and objects, and ensure astronauts' safe return.