Accession Number : ADA182796

Title :   Space Stable Thermal Control Coatings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 83-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Personal Author(s) : Mell,R J ; Harada,Y

PDF Url : ADA182796

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 177

Abstract : An important aspect of satellite operation in a space environment is thermal control design. Various coatings having desired optical properties have been used to achieve passive thermal control of different spacecraft. IITRI's S13G/LO coating has found widespread use in a number of missions for 15 years. The source of binder material for S13G/LO, however, is now unavailable and there is a continuing need on various spacecraft missions for this type of coating was to display desirable and reliable behavior in a space environment. The study has resulted in a material designated, S13G/LO-, however, is now unavailable and there is a continuing need on various spacecraft missions for this type of coating. This report covers research to develop and qualify a material having the same or improved optical and physical properties as S13G/Lo. The coating was to display desirable and reliable behavior in a space environment. The study has resulted in a material designated, S13G/Lo-1, which exhibits properties as good as, or somewhat better than the original S13G/LO. Keywords: Coatings, Space Environment, Satellite Thermal Control, Radiation Effects, Material Outgassing, Silicone Resin.

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, *COATINGS, *TEMPERATURE CONTROL, OPERATION, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PASSIVE SYSTEMS, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, BEHAVIOR, RELIABILITY, POLYMERS, SILICONES, MATERIALS, OUTGASSING, RADIATION EFFECTS, BINDERS, SOURCES, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SPACE MISSIONS, SPACECRAFT

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE