Gore Highlights the Use of its Cables in the Apollo 11 Mission

W. L. Gore & Associates played a key role in the Apollo 11 mission and is featuring their Apollo story and artifacts at IMS 2019 from June 4-6, at the Boston Convention Center at Booth #841. At their booth, Gore is also showcasing products for 5G and aerospace & defense testing – preferred solutions because they can dependably operate at higher frequencies, perform reliably over time, and survive when it really matters. 

Gore’s contributions to space exploration began very early in its history. In just ten years, the company went from a Delaware basement where the company was founded in 1958, to the moon with multiple products contributing to the success of the July 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. Gore wire and cable supported getting men to the moon, was involved in the seismographic experiments on the moon, and helped the astronauts to navigate back home. 

From the first seismographic testing on the moon through today, Gore has maintained an unwavering commitment to product performance in many businesses, including aerospace and semiconductor industries to name a few. In the 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission, Gore has supported more than 100 spaceflight programs, including manned spaceflight programs and satellites that provide communications and scientific benefits to the world. Throughout all, Gore products have had a 100% success-rate in space.

5G testing continues to bring increased complexity, with higher frequency test components above 6 GHz and more ports to address. Multiple functions are integrated into a component and frequent calibration is required. At the same time, tests need to deliver highly accurate measurements for faster throughput, less calibration and downtime, and reduced overall costs. To address these demanding requirements, Gore offers GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies (the “purple cables”), the smallest, lightest, most internally ruggedized assembly on the market today for modular, multi-port, and multi-site test applications. 

Defense and aerospace testing is another area where Gore is featuring innovative solutions such as GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies.

Also, on display are Gore’s airframe assemblies, GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies, 6 Series. These assemblies are lightweight cable solutions that deliver the lowest insertion loss before and after installation, ensuring reliable performance for the life of an aircraft system. The robust construction reduces total costs by withstanding the challenges of installation, reducing costly production delays, field service frequency, and the need for purchasing replacement assemblies. Click here to know more.

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