Space-Grade Connectors, Hold Down Release Mechanisms, and Wire Harness Fabrication

Space Connectors, Hold Down Release Mechanisms, and Interconnect Cable Solutions

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

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Space-Grade Connector and Interconnect Cable Solutions

Space-Grade Connector and Interconnect Cable Solutions

Glenair Space-Grade Interconnect Capabilities and Reference Flight Heritage Space-Grade Design-Ins
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Glenair Space Systems

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.

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Space-Grade Backshells and Shielding Accessories

Space-Grade Backshells and Shielding Accessories

For Micro-D 83513 and D-Subminiature M24308 (ESCC 3401/072) Series Connectors
Hold Down Release Mechanisms and Other Space Mechanisms

Hold Down Release Mechanisms and Other Space Mechanisms

Non-Pyrotechnic Release Mechanisms • Blind Mate (ASF) Connectors • Lanyard-Release Connectors

Complete Dimensional Details and How-To-Order Information for All Glenair Space-Grade Interconnect Technologies

Blind-Mate, Float Mount, and Assisted Release (ASF) Connectors

Blind-Mate, Float Mount, and Assisted Release (ASF) Connectors

Space-grade circular blind-mate connectors IAW MIL-DTL-38999 for use in interconnection and separation of instrumentation panels, satellites, scientific research payloads, and other release applications.
HiPer-D® Connectors and Accessories / Series 28

HiPer-D® Connectors and Accessories

High-Performance M24308 Intermateable D-Sub Connectors, Space-Grade
Series 28
Pyrotechnic-Free Hold-Down and Release and Pin Pusher / Puller Space Mechanisms

Pyrotechnic-Free Hold-Down and Release and Pin Pusher / Puller Space Mechanisms

High-Reliability, Non-Explosive (Split-Spool) Separation Nuts and Electromechanical Release Mechanisms for Dependable Stowage and Release of Deployable Space Systems
SAE/AS81703 Series 3 Type Connectors

SAE/AS81703 Series 3 Type Connectors

High Shock and Vibration Quick-Release Connectors
Spacewire

Spacewire

Reduced Cost of Ownership, Easy Integration, and High-Performance for Flight and Lab Grade Cable Assemblies.
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High-Performance Micro-D Connectors and Cables

High-Performance Micro-D Connectors and Cables

Every element of the MIL-DTL-83513 Micro-D is exactly controlled — from terminal spacing to approved wire termination methods. Glenair is the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of these wire-to-wire and wire-to-board interconnects. Flight-proven and ESA, NASA, and JAXA qualified.
Nanominiature Connectors: MIL-DTL-32139 QPL and Glenair MCOTS Solutions

Nanominiature Connectors: MIL-DTL-32139 QPL and Glenair MCOTS Solutions

The smallest and lightest mil-qualified connector series. The 32139 Nano is ideally suited for rugged defense and aerospace wire-to-board applications.
Series 89
Ultra-Lightweight Tubular Expandable Braided Shielding for Satellite Applications

Ultra-Lightweight Tubular Expandable Braided Shielding for Satellite Applications

Lightweight ArmorLite™ and AmberStrand® weight-reducing EMI/RFI shielding
Connectorized Flex Circuit Assemblies

Connectorized Flex Circuit Assemblies

  • Point-to-point or multibranch connectorized jumpers
  • Flexible, repeatable routing for complex 3-dimensional installations
  • Save size, weight, and improve density compared to wire bundles
  • Broadest range of high-performance I/O and board connectors
  • Optimized reliability: high-speed, high temp, high shock and vibe
Photonics for Space Applications

Photonics for Space Applications

Ruggedized photonics for free-space, fiber optic RF and digital datalinks. For reduced weight and increased bandwidth in high- throughput satellite applications. Radiation-tolerant and other aerospace-grade photonics.