Enbio offers a suite of next-generation thermal control coatings - that are inorganic and electrically conductive, and provide extreme stability to radiation and thermal cycling – called SolarBlack SuperBlack and SolarWhite. SuperBlack and SolarWhite can also be applied to composite substrates.
Originally developed for Solar Orbiter, ESAs landmark mission to study the Sun, these products represent a quantum leap in thermal control coating performance for both inter-planetary and earth orbiting satellites. All Sun facing surfaces of the Solar Orbiter craft are protected by an Enbio product, including the critical main heatshield and the stood off radiator assembly protecting instrumentation (TRL9 coatings). Other ESA hardware and missions which ENBIO have coated flight hardware for includes JUICE, EXOMars and MeteoSat 2G. Additionally ENBIO provides thermal management solutions and stray light suppression technology for private space flight hardware companies.
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Thermal space applications of this technology include radiators, waveguides, antenna, reflectors, sensors, solar array yokes, horns, baffles, internal panels / enclosures and OSR replacement. Substrates include complex 3D shapes, tubes and foils.
ENBIO have also developed SolarPrime, a chromate-free adhesive primer. Suitable for a wide range of metal substrates, including common aerospace aluminium and titanium alloys, the primer is a dry, green technology, eliminating highly carcinogenic wet chemical processes from spacecraft manufacturer. For more on the technology please visit www.enbio.eu/OSMOSIS
ENBIO also offer a wide range of material and surface characterisation services, including SEM, EDX and thermo-optical measurements. A large thermal vacuum analysis setup is will be commissioned in late 2020. For a complete list of test services offered, please visit www.enbio.eu/services
Enbio offers a rapid response coupon / prototyping service for client application enquiries.