Aerospace & Defense

Optimizing Connector Designs for Spaceborne Electronics

Low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite systems are providing the world significant new methods of surveying, communicating, and sharing information. With increased focus on LEO, a constant design evolution is occurring from deep space exploration to LEO-based constellations. Satellite systems are moving rapidly from single units or devices to fully interconnected electronic networks operating on centralized computers. In this interview, Travis Neumann, Special Project Manager at Omnetics Connector Corporation, discusses how connector designs are evolving to meet the needs of spaceborne electronics.