GORE® Space Cables, Type CSC for Traditional Space
With a robust, lightweight construction and small diameter, GORE Space Cables, Type CSC provide space and weight savings along with great flexibility and a striped design that make the cables easy to install and maintain.
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Due to operating conditions in space that are the harshest imaginable, space programs must have complete confidence that the cables connected to critical systems will continue to perform under that stress. And because repairs are not easy to make outside of planet Earth, these cables must not only be rugged but also boast decades of proven success. That’s where GORE® Space Cables for Traditional Space Applications from W. L. Gore & Associates come into play.
Saving space and lowering launch mass are critical aboard spacecrafts. GORE Space Cables, Type CSC are up to 29% smaller and up to 19% lighter than ESCC3901/019. Our cables are up to 10% smaller and 21% lighter when compared to ESCC 3901/002, and they are qualified according to ESCC 3901/025
The smaller cable diameter increases flexibility for a tighter bend radius and easier routing, and the enhanced color coding provides easier identification for faster installation.
Our cables have a robust construction that provides reliable power and signal distribution for long-lasting performance. GORE Space Cables, Type CSC offer a cost-effective alternative to other cables that are qualified according to ESCC 3901.
The Science Behind the Cables
The key to our space cables’ performance is the proprietary material used in their insulation, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). This specialized insulation increases the cable’s ability to bend and flex, while protecting the conductors from stress and damage. The ePTFE material also eliminates the need to trim frayed insulation, and its specialized construction reduces the overall cable diameter so it fits in the tightest enclosures.
GORE Space Cables, Type CSC are frequently used for:
- analog signal transmission (box-to-box)
- power and low-frequency signal distribution
Notably, the cables were selected for use in the Meteosat Third Generation and will be incorporated into the new Euclid and Cosmo satellite configurations.
Features & Benefits
GORE Space Cables, Type CSC feature:
- a compact, lightweight construction: 29% smaller and up to 19% lighter than ESCC3901/019, and up to 10% smaller and 21% lighter than ESCC 3901/002
- robust ePTFE-based construction
- a double-layer insulation
These features benefit manufacturers and end users by providing:
- space and weight savings
- tighter bend radius
- easier installation
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.
All GORE Space Cables, Type CSC meet these technical specifications:
|Maximum Operating Voltage||600 V RMS|
|Conductor||Silver-plated copper or copper alloy, true concentric|
|Insulation||Double layer: thin-resistant fluoropolymer + polyimide|
|Outer Jacket||Double layer: thin-resistant fluoropolymer + polyimide|
|Temperature Range||-200°C to +200°C|
For more information about GORE Space Cables, Type CSC, please download the Gore Space Cables Product Portfolio.
Learn more about GORE Space Cables, Type CSC in the product brochure and a white paper discussing the properties of cables that ensure peak electrical performance.
FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY
Not for use in food, drug, cosmetic or medical device manufacturing, processing, or packaging operations.
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