Amphenol offers a range of hermetically sealed connectors, high speed fiber optics, ruggedized assemblies and more that excel in the extremely harsh environment of space. Aerospace engineers have used Amphenol connectors in everything from low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that make advanced communications and our modern digital world possible, to the International Space Station and other spaceborne applications. In space, the margin for error is incredibly thin. Amphenol connectors have been relied on for decades to ensure manned and unmanned space vehicles stay online, allowing astronauts and aeronautical agencies to complete their missions operating in the harshest environment known to man.

Space Applications




Modern satellites are the backbone of our digital and tele-communications infrastructure. Operating in the extremely harsh environment of the LEO region of space, satellites must execute critical tasks in temperatures ranging as high as 125 degrees Celsius to as low as minus 65 degrees Celsius. Under these conditions, satellites require space-qualified connectors that are ruggedized and durable enough to withstand the temperature swings and punishing radiation of space.


Space Launch Systems


Space Launch

When it comes to launching payloads into space, size and weight are everything. It costs thousands of dollars to launch just a pound of cargo and space is limited, so every pound and every inch counts. Amphenol connectors are not only compact and lightweight, they’re ruggedized and durable and are built to withstand the intense vibrations of liftoff. Once in the air, Amphenol connectors remain mated under periods of rapid acceleration, where spacecraft such as NASA’s Artemis 1 can reach speeds of more than 17,000 mph when leaving Earth’s atmosphere.


Mission Control


Mission control

Amphenol connectors bring speed and reliability to modern mission control functions such as flight control, satellite telemetry, and ground station communications. 


The conditions in space are unforgiving, but failure is not an option. Designed to withstand punishing environments and the most extreme temperature swings, Amphenol Aerospace interconnect solutions are the optimal choice for dependable connectivity in everything from critical satellite missions to deep space exploration and more.

Space Application Solutions

Product SpaceVPX VITA 78 Connector
SpaceVPX VITA 78 Connector
SpaceVPX Connectors are specifically designed for use in space-based electronic systems. Amphenol’s VITA 78 SpaceVPX connectors leverage OpenVPX architecture and technology and are designed and tested for extreme space environments, including exposure to radiation, extreme temperatures and vibration.
Product Integrated Solutions
Integrated Solutions
Ruggedized CTF Media Converters, Ethernet Switches, and High Speed/High Density Connectors -- HDMI, 40GBaseT, 10GBaseT, DVI, SDI, and other protocols.
Product Centaur High Bandwidth 38999 Connectors
Centaur High Bandwidth 38999 Connectors
Combines our extensive legacy of Mil-Spec connectors with the latest in high-speed technology, providing both a durable and high-bandwidth system that supports data rates up to 56 Gbps in a lightweight, aluminum MIL-DTL-38999 shell.
Product MIL-DTL-38999 Series III - TV
MIL-DTL-38999 Series III - TV
Amphenol Tri-Start MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Connec­tors offer the highest performance capabilities for both general duty and severe environment applications.
Product 38999 Bulkhead Feedthroughs
38999 Bulkhead Feedthroughs
Double-ended receptacles with feedthrough contacts that mate to standard Mil-Spec D38999 plugs.
Product Hermetically Sealed
Hermetically Sealed
Amphenol Hermetically sealed connectors are available in a wide variety of Mil-Spec configurations while also offering custom configurations for any harsh environment.
Product High Speed & Fiber Optics
High Speed & Fiber Optics
Rugged High Speed & Fiber Optic Connectors and Cable Assemblies -- Quadrax, Octonet, Differential Twinax, Triax, Coaxial, ARINC 801, M29504 -- up to 10 Gb/s
Product Media Converters
Media Converters
Integrated connectors that convert to fiber optics or between protocols.
Product R-VPX Evolution 2.0 VITA 46.30 Connectors
R-VPX Evolution 2.0 VITA 46.30 Connectors
R-VPX Evolution 2.0 series connectors are designed and optimized to achieve data rates in excess of 25 Gb/s, meeting VITA 46.30 requirements.
Product Series Five Connectors
Series Five Connectors
Amphenol’s new Series Five connector is the next evolutionary step in combining all of the capabilities of the traditional 38999 style connector in a lighter, smaller, and more compact package.