NASA’s Mars Perseverance 2020 mission uses Gore’s wire and cable manufactured in Dundee

Jeff Fyfe, Gore's space global business leader

WIRE and cable manufactured by W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) at their Space Centre of Excellence in Dundee and also in their Delaware plant, have been used by NASA for their Mars 2020 Mission, which is currently on it’s way to the red planet.

The cables assist with communications around the critical landing operation and are used within the pioneering Perseverance Rover itself too, which is currently cruising in space and expected to land on February 18, 2021.

The Mars 2020 mission addresses high-priority scientific goals for exploration to help answer the questions of potential life on Mars.

Gore’s wire & cable products assist with the precise landing operation to the Martian surface until the Sky Crane enabling this operation departs.

Jeff Fyfe, Gore’s space global business leader based in Dundee, said: “This is a really proud moment for Associates in Dundee.

“We’re honoured to be part of this momentous mission to explore Mars. Gore has a long history of working alongside NASA and the European Space Agency to meet the most demanding mission specifications. We have a fantastic legacy that spans back for over fifty years of space missions and a 100% failure-free flight record.”

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