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Radiative properties of advanced spacecraft heat shield materials

G. R Cunnington

Radiative properties of advanced spacecraft heat shield materials

by G. R Cunnington

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch, For sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Washington, D.C, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Space vehicles -- Shielding (Radiation),
  • Space vehicles -- Materials

  • Edition Notes

    StatementG.R. Cunnington, A.I. Funai, and T.K. McNab ; prepared for Langley Research Center
    SeriesNASA contractor report -- 3740
    ContributionsFunai, A. I, McNab, T. K, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Langley Research Center, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Branch
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 145, [36] p. :
    Number of Pages145
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14931253M

      This color thumbnail image was obtained by NASA's Curiosity rover during its descent to the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 PDT (Aug. 6 EDT). The image was obtained by the Mars Descent Imager instrument known as MARDI and shows the foot (meter) diameter heat shield when it was about 50 feet (16 meters) from the spacecraft. Spacecraft are actually designed to make use of this, so the wide heat shield bears the brunt of deceleration as the spacecraft passes through the atmosphere. We use the atmosphere as a handy way to decelerate spacecraft, rather than relying on fuel alone. On the way up a rocket has its ‘pointy’ end first, reducing atmospheric drag.

      A thermal protection system or TPS is the barrier that protects a spacecraft during the searing heat of atmospheric reentry. A secondary goal may be to protect the spacecraft from the heat and cold of space while on orbit. Multiple approaches for. The spacecraft thermal balance between cold space and solar, planetary, and equipment heat sources is the means by which the desired range of equipment and structural temperatures are obtained. With the total spacecraft balance set, subsystem and component temperatures can be analyzed for their corresponding thermal requirements.

      Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Volume Thermal Design Principles of Spacecraft and Entry Bodies is a collection of technical papers drawn mainly from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Third Thermophysics Specialist Conference, held in Los Angeles, California on June , This volume is divided into three Edition: 1.   As NASA missions to Mars progress with science and complex human exploration missions, spacecraft will require larger heat shields to protect against the extreme heat of .


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Radiative properties of advanced spacecraft heat shield materials. Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch ; [Springfield, Va.: For sale by the National Technical Information Service], Format: Book, Government Document, EBook; Published: Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Scientific and Technical Information Branch.

NASA Selects Material for Orion Spacecraft Heat Shield HOUSTON -- NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect a new generation of space explorers when they return from the moon. After extensive study, NASA has selected the. Atmospheric entry is the movement of an object from outer space into and through the gases of an atmosphere of a planet, dwarf planet, or natural are two main types of atmospheric entry: uncontrolled entry, such as the entry of astronomical objects, space debris, or bolides; and controlled entry (or reentry) of a spacecraft capable of being navigated or following a.

• Thermal Protection Materials and Systems (TPS) – Reusable materials – UHTCs – Ablative materials • Characterization of TPS for Performance and Design • A Tale of Two Heat Shields – Recent Uses and Development of Heat Shields and Materials Issues • New Trends in TPS • Modeling of TPS 3.

After completing two orbits, Orion's heat shield will be put to the test as the spacecraft plunges back to Earth, reaching speeds of up to 20, miles per hour (32, km/h) — faster than the. Spacecraft Thermal Control Systems Col.

John E. Keesee Lesson Objectives: 1. The student will understand thermal control processes 2. The student will be able to calculate thermal balances and equilibrium temperatures 3. The student will be able to size and select thermal control Size: KB.

Materials for Spacecraft Miria M. Finckenor1 NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama Introduction The general knowledge in this chapter is intended for a broad variety of spacecraft: manned or unmanned, low Earth to geosynchronous orbit, cis-lunar, lunar, planetary, or deep space exploration.

Introduction. The problem of thermal control is amongst one of the most important problems arising in the development of space vehicles and supporting technology [, ].To ensure the stability of the thermal regime of spacecraft the thermal control coatings are used to balance the heat release between the spacecraft, the energy absorbed from space and the energy re-emitted into outer : Aleksey V.

Nenarokomov, Oleg M. Alifanov, Irina V. Krainova, Dmitry M. Titov, Alena V. Morzhukhina. NASA is considering two ablative materials for the heat shield, AVCOAT and PICA, and testing on the materials is in progress. Both materials proved successful in previous missions to space. AVCOAT, which is manufactured directly onto the spacecraft and has an embedded honeycomb-like material, was used for the original Apollo capsules.

Re-entry is the most dangerous part of a spacecraft’s mission, where temperatures and forces push materials and technology to the limit. So heat shielding is one of the most intensely.

Orion's heat shield, the dish-shaped thermal protection system at the base of the spacecraft, will endure the most heat and will erode, or "ablate,". SpaceX uses the PICA-X (Phenolic-Impregnated Carbon Ablator).

This is a follow on development to NASA’s PICA. Basically the matrix is more resistant to cracking and larger tiles can be made. It has a higher heat resistance and even better, SpaceX. The Space Shuttle thermal protection system (TPS) is the barrier that protected the Space Shuttle Orbiter during the searing 1, °C (3, °F) heat of atmospheric reentry.A secondary goal was to protect from the heat and cold of space while in orbit.

The heat shield is designed to protect the spacecraft and future astronaut crews from the 4, degree Fahrenheit (2, degree Celsius) heat produced when the Orion space capsule is re-entering.

Identification of radiative heat transfer parameters in multilayer thermal insulation of spacecraft Article in International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow 27(3) June   NASA scientists have installed the largest heat shield ever created for the intention of atmospheric re-entry, onto the crew module of its next generation spacecraft, Orion.

The shield, made of. In JanuaryNASA's Stardust sample return capsule, equipped with a PICA heat shield, set the record for the fastest reentry speed of a spacecraft into Earth's atmosphere — experiencing kilometers per second (28, miles per hour). The Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, or HIAD, is essentially a doughnut-shaped heat shield made of soft, flexible materials.

The system is like a cone of inflatable inner tubes that’s packed tightly into a spacecraft and automatically deployed to use atmospheric drag to slow a fast-moving capsule during descent. Orion’s heat shield receives the brunt of the heat during planetary reentry, reaching temperatures up to °C.

The Orion heat shield material has its roots in the Apollo missions that first took humans to the Moon. Figure 3 shows a scanning electron micrograph of such an ablative material, similar to that of the Orion heat shield. NASA Successfully Tests Inflatable Heat Shield for Descending Spacecraft A new type of heat shield, made of kevlar-woven fabric and an inflation system, survived a mile descent to EarthAuthor: Joseph Stromberg.

Thermophysics: Applications to Thermal Design of Spacecraft is a collection of technical papers presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics's 7th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, held on January, in New York and 4th Thermophysics Conference, held on June, in San Francisco, Edition: 1.Thermal protection materials and thickness in turn decide the thermal protection system mass depending on thermal environment, type of thermal load, materials used in the system and temperature constraints specified for the various subsystems.

A.I., McNab, T.K.: Radiative Properties of Advanced Spacecraft Heat Shield Materials. NASA Author: B. N. Suresh, K. Sivan.