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Connecting the world via satellite requires interconnect solutions that meet the strictest tolerances and perform in the harshest conditions. That’s precisely what CarlisleIT delivers.

With unmatched capabilities and experience, our engineers collaborate with yours to develop innovative components for the most challenging requirements, such as reliability, minimized weight, mutilation-resistant connect designs, radiation resistance and thermal stability. We design, build, test, certify and deliver satellite interconnect solutions with the goal of taking your business further.

We support the satellite industry to ensure transmissions are received correctly by control stations without loss of signal integrity. We use the same interconnect components for testing and ground support as the satellites themselves to help prevent any mismatch of signal or power.

The performance parameters that must be addressed when considering power handling within the spaceflght environment are the three main failure mechanisms that can lead to RF breakdown - thermal limitations of the materials, multipaction, and ionization.


Keeping power completely within an interconnect requires more than just shielding stray electrons froum bouncing around a vacuum. Proper design and qualtity construction are essential for all interconnects within a system. One bad cable can ruin an entire system. CarlisleIT engineers understand the complexities and challenges that arise from multipaction, and are experts at keeping electrons moving along their desired transmission path.

Thermal Limitations

Understanding the rating and derating of the materials that must handle the RF power being applied under the extreme temperatures and vacuum of space and utilizing state of the art analysis tools which have been validated through test is what makes CarlisleIT the ideal partner in designing and guaranteeing your high power transmission system. The CarlisleIT engineering team will work directly with your design engineers to ensure that all inputs are understood and there is ample margin to prevent any potential for a thermal breakdown.


CarlisleIT implements the highest quality controls during the design and assembly processes to control the critical geometries, venting, and cleanliness to prevent the risk of a partial atmosphere or outgassing constituents becoming trapped within the transmission path leading to a corona and eventual RF breakdown.

Testing on the ground is one thing, but it’s quite another to make sure that interconnects perform as reliably when operated within environments that mimic spaceflight. CarlisleIT engineers have over two decades of experience working with the harsh environment parameters of space applications, and can work with you throughout your application process to ensure everything works to specification throughout the life of the satellite.

CarlisleIT has supported the space industry for over 20 years to provide interconnects that control the critical performance parameters that the payload integrator so highly values – low loss, reduced mass, thermal stability, mechanical integrity, approved materials, and repeatable performance from one delivery to the next. Our customers are confident that they can bring the most demanding and ever changing requirements forward and the Carlisle IT family of products are ready to support the mission technically and logistically.

CarlisleIT works with satellite integrators and equipment manufacturers to test and verify functionality of the assembled products prior to launch, helping to guarantee reliable performance throughout the life cycle of the mission.

Focused Expertise

Let’s get your Satellite Integration solution started right away. Off the shelf or fully customized, CarlisleIT connects you with what your business needs to succeed. Contact us today.

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