Accession Number : ADA307473

Title :   Achievement of a Low-Outgassing White Paint System for Spacecraft Thermal Control.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GREENBELT MD GODDARD SPACE FLIG HT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Seidenberg, Benjamin ; Park, John J. ; Clatterbuck, Carroll

PDF Url : ADA307473

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Test results and data for achieving a low-outgassing polymer resin suitable for potting or as a vehicle for a paint pigment are presented. The resin, prepared in O.5-kg (1 -lb) batches, is acceptable for spacecraft use; its weight loss is less than 0.5 percent and the volatile condensable materials are less than 0.05 percent. The paint adheres well to a primed fiber glass or aluminum substrate. Results of UV irradiation, electron and proton radiation, and thermal cycling are presented.

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT, *PROTECTIVE COATINGS, *TEMPERATURE CONTROL, TEST AND EVALUATION, RADIATION, FIBERGLASS, MATERIALS, SUBSTRATES, PROTONS, CYCLES, ELECTRONS, ALUMINUM, HEATING, VOLATILITY, PAINTS, PIGMENTS, WEIGHT REDUCTION, CONDENSATION, POTTING COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Thermodynamics
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE