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).
View pre- and post-flight data for AMJ-650-LSR on MISSE (after 4 years in space)
The table below lists the optical and application parameters of cured AMJ-650-LSR
|Nominal Surface Resistivity||N/A|
|Thermal Emittance (ε_t)||.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|
On screen color may vary.
Note: terms reflectance, emittance and absorptance and terms reflectivity, emissivity and absorptivity are often used interchangeably.