At Micro-Coax, we’ve supplied high reliability products for space-grade applications in orbit and beyond for over three decades. Our extensive track record in providing microwave transmission line products provides mission assurance for the most demanding spaceflight technical challenges. Our most popular product lines for spaceflight cable assemblies begin with KEVLAR® based metalized fibers called ARACON®. This ultra light material, originally invented by DuPont and now improved upon by Micro-Coax, provides tremendous opportunities for weight savings without a sacrifice in performance over conventional coaxial cable materials. Lighter coaxial cables with the lowest loss per gram of mass are a critical component to reduce launch costs or increase payload capacity for many satellite customers. Our full portfolio of RF space qualified products includes UTiFLEX® Microwave Flexible Cable Assemblies, high power multipactor resistant TNC connectors, Semi Rigid Cable and Cable Assemblies, and Spline Cables. Micro-Coax’s capabilities and experience allow our customers to make sure they have both a reliable and affordable solution that works every time and mitigates program risk.
Other advantages of Micro-Coax Space Flight Assemblies include:
Micro-Coax solutions are proven highly reliable. Extensive acceptance testing exceeds industry standards from the connector and cable component level through to the final delivered product. Additionally, qualification testing focused on the unique requirements of space flight performed in our own laboratories ensures that all products will perform as specified from integration, launch, through to the end of program life and beyond.
Micro-Coax offers cable constructions built with ARACON® Metal Clad Fiber. Our ultra light cable constructions can weigh up to 35% less than conventional assemblies with no sacrifice in electrical or mechanical performance. ARACON is the only composite shielding fiber based on KEVLAR® from DuPont with more spaceflight heritage than any other lightweight fiber.
Micro-Coax assemblers are trained and certified to complete hand soldering operations in accordance with NASA-STD-8739.3 and J-STD-001ES.
Cable & connector materials and finishes are carefully selected to minimize effects due to passive intermodulation
Micro-Coax spaceflight cable assemblies are manufactured with parts and materials with a maximum Total Mass Loss (TML) of 1% or Collectible Volatile Condensable Material Level of 0.1% when tested per ASTM E-595
Micro-Coax offers rapid development and prototyping using advanced electromagnetic and CAD solids modeling tools
Select the link below for detailed specifications on key ultra-light space flight cables.
KEVLAR® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company