DIN Standards Committee Aerospace
DIN EN 16602-70-13
Space product assurance - Measurements of the peel and pull-off strength of coatings and finishes using pressure-sensitive tapes; English version EN 16602-70-13:2015
Raumfahrtproduktsicherung - Ermittlung der Schäl- und Abziehfestigkeit von Überzügen und Beschichtungen unter Anwendung von Haftbändern; Englische Fassung EN 16602-70-13:2015
This Standard details a test in which pressure-sensitive tapes are used to assess the suitability of, for example, coatings, paints, films and other thin materials, proposed for use on spacecraft and associated equipment. Surface coatings, such as thermal control paints and corrosion protection coatings, are affected, both on the ground and after launch, by exposure to the environment. It is therefore important that the adhesion of the coating to the relevant substrate remains at an acceptable level after exposure to the relevant environmental condition. The following materials and assemblies are covered by this test method: - organic coating, for example, varnishes, paints and plastic films; - metallic finishes on, for example, printed circuit boards, second-surface mirrors, thermal radiators, plastic films; - adhesive layers; - composite thin films; - small assemblies, for example, solar cells having attached glass covers. This standard may be tailored for the specific characteristics and constraints of a space project in conformance with ECSS-S-ST-00. This document (EN 16603-70-13:2015) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/CLC/TC 5 "Space", the secretariat of which is held by DIN (Germany). This document has been developed to specifically cover space systems and therefore has precedence over any European Standard since it covers the same scope but with a wider domain of applicability (for example aerospace). The responsible German body is Working Committee NA 131-10-01 AA "Interoperabilität von Informations-, Kommunikations- und Navigationssystemen" ("Interoperability of information, communication and navigation systems") of the Aerospace Standards Committee (NL) at DIN.