Cabling for space flight applications must withstand one of the more harsh environments engineers design to. These lightweight flat silicone cables withstand extensive exposure to high levels of radiation and the dynamic temperature ranges of space (-65°C to +260°C). The crystal-clear flat silicone encapsulated cable delivers uninterrupted performance, flexibility, and mechanical and electrical reliability, even after 10+ years in Space.
Each flat silicone cable can incorporate a variety of elements including power conductors, shielded signal pairs, video and coax conductors, and other design elements all in a single compact cable design. Cables are available in continuous lengths, Space Sensitive Custom Shapes, cut to order, or as assemblies.
These flat silicone cables are halogen-free, Class 1 Clean Room Rated and exceed ASTM E-595 outgassing specifications for vacuum and space use requirements. In addition, these flame retardant (UL 94V-0) cables do not require conduit or “armor” for protection, and perform flawlessly during exposure to severe vibration, shock, UV light, mechanical stress, G-Forces, chemicals and the harsh rigors of Space.
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