QivaStarTM Incorporated

667 South Richmond Road
Suite B
Ridgecrest, CA  93555-8216

Now in our 17th year of business supplying advanced satellite coatings, highly reflective white ESD pigments for paints, and specialized fillers for adhesives for government and commercial industries.

Who is QivaStar ...

We are the foremost manufacturer, supplier, and developer of inorganic ESD ceramic coatings and ESD ceramic pigments for aerospace uses.

Manufactures products used in satellites, spacecraft, launch vehicles, aircraft, space and aerial imaging instruments, spacecraft thermal blankets, and microwave components.

The first company to invent, develop, and manufacture an ESD white satellite thermal control coating having a BOL solar absorptance of less than 0.100.

Consistently provides routine BOL solar absorptances of less than 0.0700 in ESD coatings for spacecraft items such as star-tracker radiators and many other spacecraft radiators.

Has been a consistent, long-term supplier to both commercial and classified government programs.

Has been successfully orbiting sub-0.1 BOL alpha ESD thermal control coatings for years.

Developed "no-primer" adhesion of white, inorganic thermal control coatings to aluminum, titanium, beryllium alloys, G10 glass-epoxy composites, and graphite-epoxy composites.

Our QivaStar satellite thermal control coatings have decreased the size and weight of spacecraft thermal radiators by one half over the past decade.


Material Properties

Low solar absorptance, high infrared emissivity, highly optically diffuse, electrostatic dissipative, solar barrier uses, radiation hardened, thermally conductive, uv resistant, proton and electron radiation resistant.

End Uses for Our Products

Geosynchronous satellites, polar orbiting satellites, interplanetary spacecraft, satellite launch vehicles, aircraft, photographic equipment, and microwave components; both commercial and government programs are served.

Our M1-2 white, radiation hardened, thermal control coating is used on components such as satellite star tracker radiators and other space-borne hardware.  M1-2 reflects more sunlight in total than does a first-surface aluminized mirror, and without the specularity problems of mirrors.

USAF X-37B. Photo credit - The Boeing Company