Space-Rated Connectors, Cables, and Non-Pyrotechnic Release Mechanisms: Qualified Spacecraft and Satellite Technology with NASA, ESA, and JAXA Flight Heritage
Space connectors, cables and electro-mechanical devices are a unique class of highly-regulated interconnect technologies that utilize specialized materials, processing and testing to insure reliable performance during launch, satellite deployment and throughout operation. Space launch vehicles and payloads are subjected to shock, vibration, and acoustic stress factors which can damage interconnect systems — particularly if material strength, mating retention forces, contact retention technologies or other design elements of connector/cable components are inadequate for peak and/or sustained levels of mechanical stress.
Connector series include MIL-DTL-38999 which can be conditioned for space IAW the following specifications: Space-Grade Guidelines for SuperNine® Connectors
Glenair Space-Grade Interconnect Capabilities and Reference Flight Heritage Space-Grade Design-Ins
Glenair Space Systems, Salem, Germany: Glenair has been providing space connectors, HDRM's and interconnect cable solutions meeting NASA, ESA, and JAXA outgassing requirements and MSFC-STD-3012 connector requirements since the earliest manned space flights. At our new space systems facility in Salem, Germany we understand the highly-specialized mechanical, electrical and optical performance requirements for data, video and communications in exo-atmospheric vehicles and apply the utmost care in the design and manufacture of all our space-rated technology — from ultra-lightweight hold down release mechanisms for satellite and satellite equipment deployment to exactingly engineered wire harness assemblies.
Product Videos: Glenair Space Systems Hold Down and Release Mechanisms
- Space-Grade Interconnect Solutions / Glenair Signature Series
- Glenair Space Systems (GSS) – Salem, Germany
Related Space Connector Catalogs and Technical Documentation
- Datasheet: SGEMP-Resistant Wire
- High-Performance Micro-D Connectors and Cables
- Nano Miniature Circular and Rectangular Connectors / Series 89
- SuperNine® Advanced Performance MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Type Connectors
- Whitepaper: Designing Interconnects for Space
QwikConnect, The Glenair Technical Marketing Magazine
January 2021 • Volume 25 • Number 1
Space-Grade Backshells and Shielding Accessories for Micro-D 83513 and D-Subminiature M24308 (ESCC 3401/072) Series Connectors
Providing Space-Grade Interconnect Solutions Since the Earliest Manned Space Flights: from lightweight Micro-D and M24308 D-Sub Backshells (ESCC 3401/072) to high-performance braided shielding.
Non-Pyrotechnic Release Mechanisms • Blind Mate (ASF) Connectors • Lanyard-Release Connectors