VITA 78 SpaceVPX Connectors

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MULTIGIG RT 2-R connectors are an evolution of MULTIGIG RT 2 connectors, designed to offer even more ruggedness and reliability in demanding high-vibration environments. They go beyond VITA 47 environmental performance to meet the demanding requirements of VITA 72.

The connectors are specified for VITA 78 SpaceVPX fault tolerant interoperable backplanes and modules. The lightweight connectors offer low outgassing and resist the growth of tin whiskers to high reliability in the challenging environment of space.

Backward compatible to all existing VITA 46 daughtercards, rugged MULTIGIG RT 2-R connectors have a pinless interface tested to 10,000 mating/unmating cycles. The connector has been torture tested by exposing a 6U VPX test unit to random vibration levels of 0.2 g2/Hz for 12 hours.


  • Passed Outgassing test per ASTM E 1559 " Standard Test Method for Contamination Outgassing Characteristics of Spacecraft Materials "
  • Quadredundant Contact Beam System
  • Vita 72 vibration proven and tested
  • Durability tested to 10,000 mating cycles
  • Tested to 125° C
  • Specific wafer patterns for utility management and power management