MMOD Shields

Our engineers and technicians have experience working with, developing, designing, and fabricating a variety of high temperature MLI materials. 

  • Elevated Temperature (up to 300° C)
    Materials that are used for these applications include polyimide films, Nomex® threads, and PTFE impregnated glass cloth.
  • High Temperature (300° C to 1000° C)
    MLI blankets that will be used in this temperature range typically include graphite cloth, ceramic textiles, and fiberglass fabrics.
  • Ultra High Temperature (1000° C and above)
    Materials that are used in this temperature extreme include refractory metal foils (coated and uncoated), ceramic and silicon carbide textiles, graphic cloth, and silica fiber felt.


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MMOD Shields

MMOD Shields

MMOD or Micrometeoroid Orbital Debris Shields are specialized hybrid blankets for the aerospace industry. Their primary function is to cover and protect vulnerable surfaces from high velocity particles while a product or craft is in space.

MMOD shields have been used to protect spacecraft from the devastating effects of direct debris penetration. Our hybrid MMOD shields are reinforced, armor-like MLI coverings that can provide both passive thermal control and debris protection while in space. MMOD shields are also custom designed and made in a similar fashion to our MLI blankets, but with more robust materials such as; Beta Cloth, Kevlar®, or Nextel® fabrics. These materials are able to hinder and diffuse small particle penetration before making contact with the surface of your craft or satellite. With more and more debris accumulating in space, debris shields are critical to ensure your craft stays operational while in orbit.

The engineers and manufacturers at AFM have been designing and producing MMOD Shields in the form of highly specialized blankets and bumpers for many years.

Contact us today and we can help design a MMOD that meets your custom requirements.


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