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Pioneer Circuits Extended Length Flex Capabilities
Flex and Rigid Flex PWB's provide many design opportunities to engineers, but imagine how much more you could do with a longer, more reliable flex printed circuits board (PCB).
Here at Pioneer Circuits, when we talk about our extended length flex circuit capabilities, we really mean 2 things: the first, of course, is the record setting sizes of the flex circuits we manufacture--like the 9-foot assembly we created for NASA's deep space network—and the second, is the lengths to which our circuits have enabled exploration of the furthers reaches of our solar system.
Just over 200 miles above our planet’s surface, the International Space Station (ISS) circles the globe 15 and a half times a day as crew members conduct groundbreaking research in a wide variety of scientific disciplines. Hundreds of mission critical modules above the station incorporate Pioneer Circuitry crafted for Lockheed, Raytheon, General Electric, Motorola, Honeywell, Northrop Grumman, Teledyne Technologies, Space X, and many more of our valued customers, but 200 miles on earth is just the beginning. Through he Deep Space Network, Pioneer Circuits’ Extended Length Flex Circuitry is taking us all much further. Approximately 140,00 miles away, many of the satellites orbiting Mars include circuitry from Pioneer, and through those satellites, data passes between Earth and Rover on Mars surface.