G&Hs connectors qualify for International Space Station

NASA officials at the Johnson Space center in Houston have certified the NASA Threaded Coupling (NATC) connectors from G&H Technology in Camarillo, Calif., for use on the International Space Station.

Sep 1st, 1998

NASA officials at the Johnson Space center in Houston have certified the NASA Threaded Coupling (NATC) connectors from G&H Technology in Camarillo, Calif., for use on the International Space Station.

The G&H sensors qualified for the NASA SSQ21635 specification by meeting NASA`s standards for resistance to extreme heat and cold - -200 to 115 degrees Celsius - as well as shock, vibration and electro-magnetic interference.

The approval applies to all shell sizes of G&H`s Model SG3 series of environmentally resistant circular NATC connectors. The company`s dummy receptacles, bused contact arrangements, and protective covers are also covered by the NASA certification.

Typical applications on board the Space Station include internal and external wire harness installations, intra-vehicular activity, and fiber optics and hybrid applications such as combined fiber optic/power/data.

G&H also qualified to provide connectors for the orbital replacement units and the umbilical interface connector for the Space Station mobile transporter, which contains electrical as well as fiber optic contacts. - J.M.

For more information on G&H connectors contact Joe Sparacio by phone at 805-484-0543, by fax at 805-987-5062, by mail at G&H Technology, 750 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, Calif. 93010, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.ghtech.com.

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