TECOM Industries Inc., a Smiths Interconnect business, announced the introduction of a new space-qualified antenna to its comprehensive line of antenna products. This new antenna, Type 401163-7, provides S-band hemispherical, broad beam pattern coverage for optimum telemetry control of a satellite in all orientations. Componentry of the antenna is fully compliant for space environments, including out-gassing, severe shock, vibration, temperature and RF requirements. The 401163-7 antenna was recently selected for installation on a NASA Remote Sensing and Satellite program and is an ideal solution for earth-space data link systems.

Optional accessories for the 401163-7 include test hat couplers that provide a convenient mechanism for end-to-end RF testing of spacecraft antennas during ground testing and integration.