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PRODUCT DATA of Acknowledgement
General InformationThe materials contained in SPACEMATDB reflects the materials used on satellites and launchers.
SPACEMATDB combines data from several sources:
  • European Space Materials Database (ESMDB - not available outside ESA) at ESA/ESTEC
  • The ESMAT website database section
  • Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) data and its predecessor MIL-HDBK-5
  • MAPTIS (Materials and Processing Information System) at NASA
  • Aluminum Association (AA)
  • CDA (Copper Development Association)
  • NASA outgassing data
  • Datasheets from manufacturers
  • ASM Metals Handbook
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physiscs
  • Laboratory testing at ESTEC or at ESA recognized testhouses (stresscorrosion, galvanic corrosion, thermal cycling, outgassing, offgassing/toxicity, flammability, UVradiation, atomic oxygen, optical, etc)
  • Published acticles by the author on atomic oxygen, stress corrosion and bimetallic corrosion
  • Materials & Processes and SME Courses given by the author
  • Open literature

The text in the general section is from ECSS-Q-70-71A: Space product assurance: Data for selection of space materials and processes
The stress corrosion data is from ECSS-Q-ST-70-36C: Space product assurance: Material selection for controlling stress-corrosion cracking
The bimetallic corrosion data is from ECSS-Q-ST-70C: Space product assurance: Materials, mechanical parts and processes

These ECSS standards are published by:
ESA Publications Division
ESTEC, P.O. Box 299,
2200 AG Noordwijk,
The Netherlands
Main CategoriesSPACEMATDB contains physical, mechanical, thermal, environmental and properties relevant to space use for the following classes of materials.
  1. Aluminium and its alloys
  2. Copper and its alloys
  3. Nickel and its alloys
  4. Titanium and its alloys
  5. Steels
  6. Stainless Steels
  7. Filler materials: welding, brazing, soldering
  8. Miscellaneous Alloys
  9. Optical Materials
  10. Adhesives, Coatings, Varnishes
  11. Adhesive tapes and films
  12. Paints & inks
  13. Lubricants
  14. Potting compounds, sealants, foams
  15. Reinforced plastics
  16. Rubbers & elastomers
  17. Thermoplastics (non-adhesive tapes and foils [MLI])
  18. Thermoset plastics
  19. Wires and cables
  20. Miscellaneous non-metallic materials

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Name of ManufacturerDr. Antonius de Rooij
The Netherlands