CarlisleIT in Space
Our broad range of interconnect solutions has been ensuring mission success for decades in the space industry. From spacecraft and launch vehicles to satellite integration and ground support equipment, our RF Connectors, Cable Assemblies, Filter Connectors, Seamless Wire, Fiber Optics, and other specialized products provide high performance and reliability in the harshest and most demanding environments.
Here at CarlisleIT, we design and test our products to meet the requirements of extreme vibration during launch, thermal cycling, outgassing, and radiation once payloads are operational in orbit. In space, there is no option to repair or replace interconnect products — they need to work the first time, every time.
Whether your mission is deep space exploration and discovery or a Low Earth Orbit constellation supporting the “space internet,” we have you covered.
Launchers are complex machines, and require the same kind of interconnects as the payloads they’re delivering. Everything needs to be reliable, performing at the highest level and quality over time.
Connecting the world via satellite requires interconnect solutions that meet the strictest tolerances and perform in the harshest conditions. That’s precisely what we deliver.
Working with the space program for over five decades, our people have extensive knowledge of the unique challenges presented by space travel. From new space capsules and vehicles to discovering and exploring 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.
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.