Potting and sealing compounds for capacitor applicationsDesigning and assembling electronic systems, sub-systems, components for the severity of space is indeed a formidable task. Enduring this austere environment reliably is vitally important for the flawless operation of space vehicles in order to accomplish their assigned mission. Master Bond space tolerant adhesives, sealants, coatings, potting/encapsulation compounds possess unique properties to ensure they protect electronic products against abnormalities and premature failures. They consist of epoxy and silicone formulations. These compositions are designed to meet stringent mechanical, electrical, environmental criteria for their intended application and will perform successfully, mitigate risks for the entire duration of the anticipated mission lifetime. Select grades have been utilized extensively in diverse types of spacecraft for numerous complex assignments.

Master Bond’s product line can be custom formulated to help play a vital role for optimizing performance for:

  • Manned spacecraft
  • Atmospheric probes
  • Orbiter spacecraft
  • Lander spacecraft
  • Surface rovers

These spacecraft can employ numerous Master Bond polymeric compositions in fabricating these subsystems according to the requirements of each space organization. They can be employed in:

  • Structural subsystems
  • Thermal control subsystems
  • Command and data handling subsystems
  • Communication subsystems
  • Identification and tracking subsystems
  • Electronic power and distribution subsystems
  • Altitude and velocity control subsystems
  • Land subsystems

These subsystems contain essential components such as:

  • Printed circuit boards (PCB)
  • Sensors
  • Capacitors
  • Power modules
  • Power amplifiers
  • RF generators
  • Antennas
  • Transmitters
  • Receivers
  • Switches
  • Cameras
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Mixers and local oscillators
  • Connectors
  • Fixed alternators
  • Detectors
  • Cable assemblies
  • Actuators

Many of these electronic components can be produced by using various Master Bond bonding, sealing, coating and potting compounds.

Some of the most adverse conditions that our space tolerant products are engineered to withstand are:

  • Intense vibration
  • Acceleration
  • Noise
  • Pyroshock
  • Outgassing
  • Electrostatic discharge
  • Vacuum environment
  • UV radiation
  • Radiation
  • Space collisions with microparticles
  • Thermal shock
  • Cryogenic serviceability
  • Chemical exposure
  • Fatigue
  • Creep
  • Abrasion