Radiation resistant space wire

France

As the operational lifetime of geostationary satellites have increased, so too have the potential risks of radiation to their vital systems. 

Radiation resistant space wire

Such as PTFE degrading into dust, to impact on satellite performance by polluting optical instruments, mechanisms, engines and structures. As the operational lifetime of geostationary satellites have increased, so too have the potential risks of radiation to their vital systems. Such as PTFE degrading into dust, to impact on satellite performance by polluting optical instruments, mechanisms, engines and structures.

With Earth-orbiting communication satellites indispensable to the modern world, Draka Fileca is proud to have developed a new series of space wires and cables – the FA3901-2-P. In this cable, PTFE is remobed from the outer layer of cabling jackets, in order to improve radiation behaviour during the lifetime of the satellite.




The FA3901-2-P series in focus:

  • Uses the same qualified cores as ESA/SCC 3901-002 wires and is now ESA certified according to ESA/SCC 3901-002 specification(extensions 74 to 91).
  • Specially developed to eliminate potential dust pollution.
  • Delivers weight saving and diameter reduction in comparison to the ESA/SCC 3901-002 series.