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Exploring the Solar System? You May Need to Pack an Umbrella

September 12, 2018

Gearing up for its first flight test, NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology, or ADEPT, is no ordinary umbrella.…
New thermal coatings for spacecraft and satellites developed using metamaterials

April 26, 2018

A team of researchers, which includes the University of Southampton, have developed new technology which could prompt a…
NASA Space Technology Research Fellow Studies New Heatshield-making Technique

April 12, 2017

A fresh approach to designing and manufacturing heat-thwarting thermal protection systems (TPS) for spacecraft is being developed and…
Orion Heat Shield Completes Journey to Langley

June 10, 2015

After enduring searing temperatures near 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit during Orion’s first flight test in December 2014, the spacecraft’s…
The Orion’s Heat Shield Gets a Scorching on Re-entry

April 4, 2015

Yes, she’s a little worse for wear, isn’t she? But then again, that’s what atmospheric re-entry and 2200…
NASA taps Livermore photon scientists for heat-shield research

October 29, 2014

Researchers in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s NIF & Photon Science Directorate are working with NASA Ames Research Center…
Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on Orion Spacecraft

August 22, 2014

The heat shield on NASA’s Orion spacecraft gets all the glory when it comes to protecting the spacecraft…
Prehistoric cave pigment to shield ESA’s solar probe

February 13, 2014

A pigment once daubed onto prehistoric cave paintings is set to protect ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission from the…
NASA Testing the Webb Telescope’s MIRI Thermal Shield

May 9, 2013

NASA engineer Acey Herrera recently checked out copper test wires inside the thermal shield of the Mid-Infrared Instrument,…
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