ISO 16691:2014 defines general requirements for thermal control coatings (TCC) that are applied on metallic and/or non-metallic surfaces of spacecraft and payloads in order to provide the following thermo-optical properties: αs: solar absorptance; ε: emittance.

The function of TCC is to reduce external heat absorption and/or to regulate radiant heat exchange between on-board equipment on spacecraft.

General information

  • Status :  Under development
  • Edition : 2
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    ISO/TC 20/SC 14
    Space systems and operations

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