AMJ-710-IBU is an inorganic skyblue paint developed for use on spacecraft and satellites. A specialized pigment in a silicate binder, AMJ-710-IBU can be spray deposited with standard air spray coating equipment or high-volume low-pressure system to form a bendable inorganic nonspecular skyblue marker coating for use on emblems, logos, signs etc. on spacecraft / satellites. AMJ-710-IBU will be tested in the near future for flammability and toxicity requirements per NHB 8060.1C and being completely inorganic this coating is expected to pass these tests.
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-700-IBU in coating all European Space Agency emblems currently on the International Space Station (view image at lower left).
The table below lists the optical and application parameters of cured AMJ-710-IBU.
|Nominal Surface Resistivity||N/A|
|Thermal Emittance (ε_t)||0.89 ± 0.02|
|Solar Absorptance (α_s)||~0.54 at ≥ 3.0 mils thickness|
|Use Temperature Range||-180 C to 900 C|
|Appearance/Color||Nonspecular optical skyblue|
|Nominal Dry Thickness||3.0 ± 1.0 mils (over 85% of coated area)|
|ASTM D3359A Adhesion Grade||Not less than 3A|
|Full Cure||7 Days|
Note: terms reflectance, emittance and absorptance and terms reflectivity, emissivity and absorptivity are often used interchangeably.
1On screen color may vary.