Flexible, Spinning Heat Shield for Spacecraft

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-33912
Published 2019-03-01by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Heat shields are essentially used as the brakes to stop spacecraft from burning up and crashing on entry and reentry into a planet's atmosphere. Current spacecraft heat shield methods include huge inflatables and mechanically deployed structures that are often heavy and complicated to use.