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Space

We design, develop and manufacture high reliability RF, microwave and mmW systems and components, connectors and cable assemblies that ensure optimal performance, durability and safety in space-related operating environments. We are an approved vendor for international space agencies including ESA, ISRO, JAXA and NASA, and have proudly delivered failure-free performance in numerous spaceflight programs. We work globally with our customers and space agencies to design the next generation of solutions for launchers, satellites, manned space flight and ground systems support.

Smiths Interconnect recently launched its SpaceNXT Series, an overarching initiative that entails the creation of higher reliability products for next generation space applications that are readily available to the market. By offering components that are pre-tested and qualified for space use Smiths Interconnect helps customers reduce their lead times.

MANNED SPACE FLIGHTS

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Smiths Interconnect's space-qualified ethernet data cable network will keep the data flowing throughout the orion capsule that will fly astronauts and habitation supplies to the moon and eventually to Mars.

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SATELLITES

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Smiths Interconnect's Diamond RF Resistives provide a higher broadband frequency response resulting in superior signal transmission, while dramatically increasing the power to weight ratio for communication satellites.

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GROUND SYSTEMS

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Smiths Interconnect's Thermopad® is used on the Mars Rover to compensate for variations in temperature and ensure long-term, mission-critical success.

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LAUNCHERS

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Smiths Interconnect's digital data connectors provide extremely high resistance to shock and vibration to keep mission-critical data flowing between sensors and computers on NASA, ESA, JAXA, and Space-X launch rockets.

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Space Applications

Satellites GEO & MEO

SATELLITES GEO & MEO

  • Gamma Ray Detection
  • Weather Monitor
  • Radio - TV Networks
  • Broadband
  • Space Environmental Sciences
  • Navigation & Communication
Satellites LEO

SATELLITES LEO

  • Earth Observation
  • Surveillance
  • Telecom
  • Space Telescopes
  • Earth Sensors
  • Space Cubes
Launchers

LAUNCHERS

  • Altitude Correction Modules
  • Central Units - Communication
  • Command Memory Boxes
  • Control Boxes
  • Sensors
Ground Systems

GROUND SYSTEMS

  • Docking Systems
  • Ground Stations
  • Communications
  • Mars Rovers
  • Mobility
  • Navigation Systems

Success Story

SMITHS ADVANCES COMMUNICATION FOR MARS

Program:  Mars Rover

Mars is prone to savage dust storms, has a surface pressure of 101.3kPa - just 0.6% of the Earth’s, and its surface temperature varies from -63°C (-81°F) to 14°C (57°F), although can hit lows of −143°C (−225°F) and highs of 35°C (95°F).

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