Advanced Materials for Satellite Communications

Advanced Materials for Satellite Communications

The electronic systems that feature in satellite applications have to deliver extremely reliable performance and guarantee uninterrupted service while operating in the most hostile environments, starting from launch and continuing through to day-to-day operations.

Because of the nature of satellite missions, replacements, rework, or repair are simply not options – technology has to perform without fail for years, even decades. DuPont has a long history of providing advanced circuit materials for a wide range of mission-critical space applications. We lead the industry in supporting satellite and space developers, thanks to our critical competencies in materials, reliability engineering, and design expertise.

The DuPont space-qualified materials portfolio includes:

  • Flex circuits built on the Kapton™ polyimide platform, which feature resistive tolerance and superior thermal control; they are hydrophobic and can be used in -200°C to +200°C environments
  • GreenTape™ low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) materials platform, combining the benefits of high temperature co-fired ceramic and thick film technologies to meet the unique demands of electronics that need to function in extreme heat and other harsh environments
  • Hybrid thick film ceramic materials, which include conductors, dielectric materials, resistor materials, encapsulants and Fodel® photoimageable materials

DuPont advanced materials for satellite communications provide excellent electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties as well as chemical inertness, making them the top choice for developers of satellite and space applications.

They’re routinely used to support signal transmission up to 100 GHz in various applications.

In addition to our core competency in materials, DuPont also has a very deep capability in electrical design and high frequency materials characterization and circuit testing, making us the preferred partner for the innovators who are driving advances in space and satellite technology today.