Accession Number:

AD0266890

Title:

THE DESIGN OF PAINT COATINGS FOR SPACECRAFT

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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Coatings for spacecraft must be designed to withstand vacuum, corpuscular, and electromagnetic radiation, hypersonic particulate bombardment of intensities not yet defined, and wide temperature extremes. They must also possess optical properties such that they can pol of the payload. This report surveys the requirements of paint coatings in withstanding space environments and in providing some measure of passive temperature control in spacecraft by radiation balance. Paint vehicles, pigments, and complete paint systems are discusseoduce, or assist in producing, dissipation, or etention, of internally-generated heat, together with suppression or encouragement of heat inflow from the external solar radiation, and so assist in maintaining temperature control of the payload. This report surveys the requirements of paint coatings in withstanding space environments and in providing some measure of passive temperature control in spacecraft by radiation balance. Paint vehicles, pigments, and complete paint systems are discussed. Attention is paid to the potentialities of unconventional inorganic and quasiorganic paint vehicles which would be of promise in gaining a degree of stability against high temperatures and vacuum which is lacking with conventional organic vehicles. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE