ECSS-Q-70-03A – Black-anodizing of metals with inorganic dyes (7 April 2006)

This Standard has been cancelled and replaced by ECSS-Q-ST-70-03C (31 July 2008).


This Standard defines the measurements and verifications to be performed to guarantee that an anodized coating is adequate for the intended application. The rigorous requirements set by this Standard ensure the high reliability of surface treatments intended to withstand normal terrestrial conditions and the vibrational G-loads and environment imposed on spacecraft and associated equipment where surfaces require high solar absorptance, high emittance, high optical blackness, or a combination of these properties.