Flexible, Spinning Heat Shield for Spacecraft

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-33912
Published March 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

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.