AMJ-650-LSR is an organic red paint developed for use on spacecraft, satellites and Beta cloth utilized in the manufacture of MLI blankets. A specialized pigment in a silicone binder, AMJ-650-LSR can be spray deposited with standard air spray painting equipment or high-volume low-pressure systems with the ease of other silicone paints to form a bendable organic red nonspecular marker coating for use on emblems, logos, signs etc. on spacecraft / satellites. AMJ-650-LSR will be tested in the near future for flammability and toxicity requirements per NHB 8060.1C.
This spacecraft / satellite paint has been thoroughly tested in space, having been flown on the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE).
The table below lists the optical and application parameters of cured AMJ-650-LSR
|Nominal Surface Resistivity||N/A|
|Thermal Emittance (ε_t)||0.89 ± 0.02|
|Solar Absorptance (α_s)||~0.48 at ≥ 3.0 mils thickness|
|Use Temperature Range||-180 C to 600 C|
|Appearance/Color||Nonspecular optical red|
|Nominal Dry Thickness||3.0 ± 1.0 mils (over 85% of coated area)|
|ASTM D3359A Adhesion Grade||Not less than 3A|
|Full Cure, ambient||48 to 72 hours|
|Coating coverage estimates can be found here.|
1On screen color may vary.
Note: terms reflectance, emittance and absorptance and terms reflectivity, emissivity and absorptivity are often used interchangeably.