W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) is pleased to announce that WireMasters is the first authorized distributor of select GORE® Space Cables for high data rate applications. Product offerings in stock at WireMasters include Type GBL (Balanced Shield Line) for dataline applications and Type SpaceWire for satellite, telescope observatories and other critical spaceflight operations.

Headquartered in Columbia, Tenn., WireMasters is an industry leader in the sales and distribution of Mil-Spec BMS, and EN wire, cable, tubing and accessories. They have provided best-in-class, value-added services to the Aerospace and Defense market for 30 years. David Hill, president and CEO of WireMasters, said, “We’re excited to support Gore’s industry-leading presence in the space industry and serve as the global stock distributor for their balanced datalines and SpaceWire cables.”

John Frantz, channel manager for Gore’s Americas region, added, “WireMasters provides tremendous value to customers through excellent customer service and their inventory of Gore cables. We expect WireMasters will continue to provide customers with efficient options that include specific GORE® Space Cables."

High-Performance Spaceflight Cables with Proven Heritage

Gore’s cables ensure power is delivered safely and reliably while improving signal speed and integrity among electrical systems in the challenging environmental conditions of outer space. With specialized insulation materials that are more durable, these small, lightweight cables have been thoroughly tested and are ESA-qualified according to ESCC specifications for long-lasting performance. The high flexibility and tight bend radius of these cables also facilitate easy installation and routing. 

GORE® Space Cables, Type GBL provide outstanding signal transmission up to 1 GHz in dataline applications. The small size and low mass of this cable help minimize the problems associated with balancing difficult weight issues on larger or more substantial devices. Typical applications include digital signal processors, high speed subsystems and high-resolution cameras, sensors, and detectors. Program heritage includes Express MD1/MD2, Intermediate eXperimental Vehicles (IXV), International Space Station (ISS), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and XMM.

GORE® Space Cables, Type SpaceWire provide bi-directional, high speed data transmission up to 400 Mbit/s with minimal crosstalk, signal attenuation and low skew. Using a serial, point-to-point dataline with Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS), this cable can be integrated into many different satellite programs without requiring any custom design. Typical applications include high-resolution cameras, radar sensor equipment and sensor, mass memory unit and telemetry subsystem interconnections. Program heritage includes Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), KAI and SDO.