AMJ-600-IR Red Paint/Coating for Logos and Emblems on Spacecraft

AMJ-600-IR Sample after 4 Year on MISSE
Above AMJ-600-IR sample stayed the same color after 4 years of space exposure on MISSE.

AMJ-600-IR is an inorganic red paint developed for use on spacecraft, satellites and Beta cloth utilized in the manufacture of MLI blankets.  A specialized pigment in a silicate binder, AMJ-600-IR can be spray deposited with standard air spray coating equipment or high-volume low-pressure systems to form a bendable organic nonspecular red marker coating for use on emblems, logos, signs etc.

This spacecraft / satellite paint has been thoroughly tested in space, having been flown on the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE). AZ Technology used AMJ-600-IR in coating all NASA logos currently on the International Space Station (view image at lower left).

View pre- and post-flight data for AMJ-600-IR on MISSE (after 4 years in space) .

The table below lists the optical and application parameters of cured AMJ-600-IR

Nominal Surface ResistivityN/A
Thermal Emittance (ε_t)0.91 ± 0.02
Solar Absorptance (α_s)~0.45 at ≥ 3.0 mils thickness
Use Temperature Range-180 C to 900 C
Appearance/ColorNonspecular red
Nominal Dry Thickness3.0 ± 1.0 mils (over 85% of coated area)
ASTM D3359A Adhesion GradeNot less than 3A
Full Cure7 Days
Coating coverage estimates can be found here.

Note: terms reflectance, emittance and absorptance and terms reflectivity, emissivity and absorptivity are often used interchangeably.

1On screen color may vary.