Our Spaceflight D-sub connectors are qualified to the Goddard Space Flight Centre S-311 and MIL-DTL-24308 Class M specifications. The spaceflight d-sub connectors are also suitable for use in any application requiring high performance, non-outgassing and low magnetic characteristics.
The space flight connectors are available in standard density and feature fixed or removable contacts and -55°C to 125°C operating temperature. Five connector variants including 9, 15, 25, 37 and 50 pin versions and termination options of wire crimp or solder and straight or right angle PCB mount.
There are high density space flight connectors available with removable or fixed size 22 contacts. There are six connector variants from 15 through to 104 contacts and these come with crimp, solder, straight and right angle contact terminations.
We also offer the combination space flight d-sub connectors in standard and high density.
We offer gender changers from Positronic too that can be used with all of the above space connectors.
Space connectors are utilized within the electronic equipment in spacecraft or satellite applications. Space connectors can’t just be small and lightweight, they have to be extremely reliable as well and they must be able to withstand severe environmental conditions like shock, extreme temperatures and vibration. The D-Sub connectors have to meet stringent testing for outgassing and residual magnetism to be suitable for use in space applications. Outgassing and residual magnetism can adversely affect nearby components. The connectors must be tested and approved by NASA or the European Space Agency (or the space agency of whatever country they will be representing). Costs to launch a payload into space is directly related to the weight of that payload so lightweight connectors are desirable.
Our technical team will be able to assist you with your space qualified d-sub connector requirements. Please e-mail [email protected] or phone 01494 791336 for further information or to request a visit to discuss your application.