NASA Spinoff Database: Electrifying Development

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 1998
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-29
Category: Public Safety
Origin: Development of Lightning Protection for The Space Shuttle and Its Launch Pad

With technical assistance from Marshall Space Flight Center and Kennedy Space Center, Protective Cable and Wire developed Lightning Retardant Cable (LRC). LRC improves lightning protection over standard coaxial cable by 100 percent. The LRC design keeps lightning from traveling through the cable, preventing damage to satellites, antennas, and cable systems. LRC is now being used in homes as well as airports.

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Page Number in Published book: 63
Manufacturer: Consumer Lightning Products, Inc.

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