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High Absorptance Coatings for GHGSat Nanosatellite

Vincent Latendresse, Jonathan Lavoie, Roman V. Kruzelecky and Wes Jamroz MPB Communications Inc, Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada Dina Katsir and Keren Shabtai Acktar Ltd., Israel Victor Isbrucker Isbrucker Consulting Inc., Sturgeon Point, Ontario, Canada Jason McKeever GHGSat Inc. Montreal, Quebec, Canada GHGSat is building and will launch and operate the world’s first nanosatellite capable of monitoring…
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Qualification of Acktar Vacuum Black coating for space application

Description: This paper describes comprehensive testing carried out in order to qualify Acktar Vacuum Black coatings for space applications. Y. Miron Salomon(1), N. Ariel Sternberg(1) I. Gouzman(2), G. Lempert(2) E. Grossman(2) D. Katsir(3), R. Cotostiano(3), T. Minton(4) ABSTRACT Acktar™ black coatings are among the blackest coating known. The very low reflectivity of the Acktar coatings makes…
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Acktar Magic Black Coating for the Challenging Environmental Conditions of METIS

  ABSTRACT A dedicated thermal-vacuum cycling test was conducted to qualify the ACKTAR Magic Black™ coating stability in the light of its use in the challenging environmental conditions involving the METIS instrument. Introduction In the context of ESA’s Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 scientific program, Solar Orbiter (SolO, see fig. 1) represents the first M-class mission, dedicated to…
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Hemispherical Reflectance and Emittance Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Coatings at Infrared Wavelengths

Description: In this NASA – Goddard paper the hemispherical reflectance and emmitance properties at IR wavelengths of experimental nano-tube coatings are compared with Acktar Fractal Black. A Fractal Black coated disc is used as a “black standard” in the measurements Hemispherical Reflectance and Emittance Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Manuel A. Quijada, John G. Hagopian, Stephanie Getty,…
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Thermal Infrared Spectrometer MERTIS for The Bepicolmbo Mission To Mercury

Zeh, T(1); Kaiser, S.(1); Lenfert K.(1); Peter, G.(2); Walter, I.(2); Hirsch, H.(2); Knollenberg, J.(2); Helbert, J.(2); K. Multhaup(3), H. Hiesinger(3); Gebhardt, A.(4); Risse, S.(4); Damm, C.(4); Eberhardt, R.(4); Baier, V.(5); Keßler, E. (5) (1)Kayser-Threde GmbH, Wolfratshauser Straße 48, 81379 München, Germany, [email protected] (2)Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Rutherfordstraße 2, 12489 Berlin, Germany (3)Institut für…
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Black oxide vs acktar vacuum black coating

What Exactly Is Black Oxide Coating And What Does It Do?

Black oxide coating is the process of coating ferrous materials, stainless steel, copper, copper based alloys, zinc, materials with a chemical coating process. It takes products, and it coats them in iron oxide. This provides many benefits. First, it reduces light reflection. This is beneficial because for products such as IR sensors, UV sensors, passive infrared…
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Product papers

Get the desired PDF brochure if the relevant product here. Metal Velvet Light Absorbing Panels Hexa Black Light Absorbing Panels Spectral Black Light Absorbing Panels Hexa Black Light Absorbing Sheet Drawing - Beam Dump for 32mm Laser Drawing - Beam Dump for 45mm Laser Drawing - Beam Dump for 55mm Laser Drawing - Flat Beam Dump…
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deepest black absorber layers forsafe satellite navigation

Deepest Black Absorber-Layers for Safe Satellite Navigation

Similarly to how sailors have done for thousands of years, the navigation sensors of satellites now operate in space. With ultra-black layers, which reliably absorb scattered light, these ‘navigation systems’ can be built very light and reliable. For thousands of years, seafarers relied on the stars and determined their location by means of sextants. The sextants…
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What are light modifiers and how to use them?

As we all know, correct lighting crucial to a professional looking photograph. It’s also in the literal meaning of the term photography – “drawing with light”. So, to transform light into art, it’s important to learn about the tools. At a basic level, we can use the sun, a continuous source, or a flash. If we’re…
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IRS

Infrared Spectroscopy (IRS) – A Molecular Overview

What is infrared spectroscopy? infrared spectroscopy (also known as IR spectroscopy, vibrational spectroscopy, or [henceforth] – IRS) is the measurement of infrared radiation as it interacts with matter by absorption, emission, or reflection. Uses of IRS The most common uses of IRS are the studying and identifying of chemical substances or functional groups in solid, liquid,…
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