Existing Line of Color Coatings

AZ Technology developed many of its existing line of materials, paints and coatings for use on spacecraft. Thus most of AZ Technology’s existing line of paints/coatings are designed to be low-outgassing and space stable and to meet toxicity and flammability requirements. Many of these coatings were designed to satisfy customer specified optical properties. One such property is color.

Most of our existing line of color coatings have been exposed to the space environment for long periods of time on the Optical Properties Monitor (OPM) attached to the outside of the Russian MIR space station (appox.9 months), the MIR MEEP POSA-I experiment (approx. 1 year) and/or the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) attached to the outside of the International Space Station (approx. 4 years).

Below is a brief summary of AZ Technology’s existing line of marker paints/coatings and their history in space, however, we have the capability of creating almost any color. The product names are linked to detailed descriptions, specifications, and summaries of performance in space testing. Additional links to detailed pdf’s are given below the table.

Name
Color
Binder
Currently on International Space Station
Tested on International Space Station

Tested on Russian MIR Space Station

White
Inorganic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Black
Inorganic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Green
Inorganic
Yes
Red
Inorganic
Yes
Yes
Blue
Inorganic
Yes
Yes
Skyblue
Inorganic
Yes
Yes
Yellow
Inorganic
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yellow
Inorganic
White
Organic
Scheduled
Black
Organic
Yes
Black
Organic
Yes
Green
Organic
Yes
Red
Organic
Yes
Blue
Organic
Yes
Yellow
Organic