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


Glenair Signature Series
Space-Grade Harness Assemblies
Space-Grade Hold-Down Release Mechanisms
Photonics for Space Applications
Space-Grade Circular Connectors
Space-Grade Rectangular Connectors
Space-Grade Backshells, Shielding, and Conduit
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.

Product Videos: Glenair Space Systems Hold Down and Release Mechanisms

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Related Space Connector Catalogs and Technical Documentation

Parallel Optic Transceivers Boost Data Rate Performance

Parallel Optic Transceivers Boost Data Rate Performance

QwikConnect, The Glenair Technical Marketing Magazine

April 2022 • Volume 26 • Number 2

Interconnect Technology for Manned Space Flight

Interconnect Technology for Manned Space Flight

QwikConnect, The Glenair Technical Marketing Magazine

January 2021 • Volume 25 • Number 1

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

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.

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

RF, Microwave, and mmWave Interconnects

RF, Microwave, and mmWave Interconnects

Integrated RF Interconnect Assemblies built from Aerospace-Grade Connectors, Contacts, Adapters, and Coax Cable

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.

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

Series 806 Mil-Aero Micro Miniature Connectors and Cable Assemblies

Series 806 Mil-Aero Micro Miniature Connectors and Cable Assemblies

Advanced Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Performance plus Reduced Size and Weight Compared to D38999

Meets every MIL-DTL-38999 Performance Specification

Crimp-Contact Micro Rectangular Connectors / Micro-Crimp Series 79, 791, 792

Crimp-Contact Micro Rectangular Connectors / Micro-Crimp Series 79, 791, 792

Time and labor-saving crimp-contact micro rectangular connectors: Smallest form-factor Series 79, advanced-performance scoop-proof Series 791, and Series 792 for high-speed wire-to-board applications.

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HiPer-D® Connectors and Accessories / Series 28

HiPer-D® Connectors and Accessories

High-Performance M24308 Intermateable D-Sub Connectors, Space-Grade

Series 28

83513 Micro-D Connectors and Cables

83513 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, FPC-to-board, and wire-to-board interconnects. Flight-proven and ESA, NASA, and JAXA qualified.

Special GMR75 series high-density Micro-D's save board real-estate and weight in space applications.

Modular High-Speed Micro Connectors

Modular High-Speed Micro Connectors

Innovative Modular Micro Solution for RF and High-Speed Digital Links

GMMD: The modular Micro-D differential twinax high-speed interconnect solution. Hybrid design accommodates both high data-rate and low-speed signal requirements in a single micro miniature connector package. Signature Nano TwistPin differential twinax contact modules plus Micro TwistPin signal-contact inserts incorporated into high-reliability Micro connector shells for easy integration in mission-critical high data-rate applications.

Spacewire

Spacewire

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

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Nano Miniature Circular and Rectangular Connectors: MIL-DTL-32139 QPL and Glenair MCOTS Solutions

Nano Miniature Circular and Rectangular 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

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

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
Embedded Parallel Optical Transceivers, DWDM Transceivers, Optical Amplifiers, and other Rugged Optoelectronic (Photonic) Copper-to-Fiber Media Conversion Technologies

Embedded Parallel Optical Transceivers, DWDM Transceivers, Optical Amplifiers, and other Rugged Optoelectronic (Photonic) Copper-to-Fiber Media Conversion Technologies

Space and Military-Grade board-mount optical transceiver technologies — including four to twelve channel parallel optic modules — selected components radiation tested.

Complete free-space optical communication links including Optical Amplifiers up to 10W output power in C and L bands and low-profile DWDM transceivers.

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