AMJ-450-LSG Green Paint/Coating for Logos and Emblems on Spacecraft

Above AMJ-450-LSG sample stayed the same color1 after 4 years of space exposure on MISSE.

AMJ-450-LSG is an organic green 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-450-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 green nonspecular marker coating for use on emblems, logos, signs etc, on spacecraft / satellites. AMJ-450-LSR will be tested in the near future for flammability and toxicity requirements per NHB 8060.1C.

This spacecraft / satellites 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-450-LSG on MISSE (after 4 years in space).

The table below lists the optical and application parameters of cured AMJ-450-LSG

Nominal Surface Resistivity N/A
Thermal Emittance (ε_t) 0.85 ± 0.02
Solar Absorptance (α_s) ~0.56 at ≥ 3.0 mils thickness
Use Temperature Range -180 C to 600 C
Appearance/Color Nonspecular green
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.

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

1On screen color may vary.