Our Connections Power Your Explorations

Deeply involved in the universe of space travel since the first launch, CarlisleIT engineers deliver next-level interconnect solutions to the space program that help us all explore new worlds. We’ve worked closely with space program engineers on components large and small. They know CarlisleIT can design, build, test, certify and deliver interconnect solutions that meet the unique demands of space travel. We’re fully dedicated to make every component of every mission a success.

Relentlessly Pursuing Discovery

Spacecraft

Building vehicles for the purposes of space travel presents challenges unseen anywhere else. The engineers of CarlisleIT know them well. We’ve been working with the space program from the start.

Our products undergo extensive acceptance testing that exceeds industry standards, from the connector and cable component level to the final delivered product. We also perform qualification testing for the unique requirements of space flight in our own laboratories to make sure our solutions will perform as specified—from integration, through launch, to the end of program life and beyond.

Launch Vehicles

Launchers are complex machines, and require the same kind of interconnects as the payloads they’re delivering. Everything needs to be reliable, performing and the highest level and quality over time.

Deep Space Exploration

As we endeavor to explore space more deeply, the need for innovative, reliable interconnect solutions is greater than ever. CarlisleIT is ready to deliver those solutions. Working with the space program for over five decades, our people have extensive knowledge of the unique challenges presented by space travel.

Our high-reliability, space-grade products have played a role in countless missions. We’re proud of our reputation for providing proven solutions to the most demanding spaceflight technical challenges. We’re ready for the next launch.

As more and more companies and organizations work to discover the frontier and rewards of space, CarlisleIT’s extensive product development and customization knowledge can help you push the innovation envelope. With our heritage in the space program to date, our technical, engineering, design, production and testing capabilities can make the difference in your applications.

From new space capsules and vehicles to discover and explore new worlds, CarlisleIT engineers are working with new and innovative companies to bring their ideas and applications to life — to perhaps discover life elsewhere or bring life from earth to extreme environments somewhere else.

Satellite Integration

Connecting the world via satellite requires interconnect solutions that meet the strictest tolerances and perform in the harshest conditions. That’s precisely what CarlisleIT delivers.

CarlisleIT has supported the space industry for over 20 years to provide interconnects that control the critical performance parameters that the payload integrator so highly values – low loss, reduced mass, thermal stability, mechanical integrity, approved materials, and repeatable performance from one delivery to the next. Our customers are confident that they can bring the most demanding and ever-changing requirements forward and the CarlisleIT family of products are ready to support the mission technically and logistically.

Ground Support

We support the satellite industry to ensure transmissions are received correctly by control stations without loss of signal integrity. We use the same interconnect components for testing and ground support as the satellites themselves to help prevent any mismatch of signal or power.

Test

CarlisleIT works with satellite integrators and equipment manufacturers to test and verify the functionality of the assembled products prior to launch, helping to guarantee reliable performance throughout the life cycle of the mission.

RF Power Handling

The performance parameters that must be addressed when considering power handling within the spaceflight environment are the three main failure mechanisms that can lead to RF breakdown – thermal limitations of the materials, multipaction, and ionization.

Multipaction

Keeping power completely within an interconnect requires more than just shielding stray electrons from bouncing around a vacuum. Proper design and quality construction are essential for all interconnects within a system. One bad cable can ruin an entire system. CarlisleIT engineers understand the complexities and challenges that arise from multipaction, and are experts at keeping electrons moving along their desired transmission path.

Ionization

CarlisleIT implements the highest quality controls during the design and assembly processes to control the critical geometries, venting, and cleanliness to prevent the risk of a partial atmosphere or outgassing constituents becoming trapped within the transmission path leading to a corona and eventual RF breakdown.

Products

Cable Assemblies
» Flexible
» Space Flight
» Ultra-lightweight
» Semi-Rigid
» Delay Lines
» Fabricated Cables
» Harnesses

Cable
» Flexible
» Semi-Rigid
» Hand-Formable

Connectors
» Space-Grade
» High-Density
» Self-Locking

EMI Shielding
» ARACON EMI Shielding

Resources

» Space-Grade Cable Assembly
Integration manual (.pdf)
» UTiFLEX Cable Selection Guide
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