heat shield


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heat shield

[′hēt ‚shēld]
(materials)
Any protective layer that gives protection from heat; used on the front of a reentry capsule.
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Satellites are housed atop the rocket and covered by a heat shield or payload fairing, which protects them from getting burnt when the rocket crosses the atmosphere at maximum speed.
Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing heat shield market, in terms of value.
In addition to the Heat Shield, both also feature Hornady's Advanced Manufacturing Process jackets.
About six minutes into the flight, the heat shield and payload separated from the launch vehicle about 280 miles above the Atlantic Ocean.
An investigation revealed that the problem was in the mounting, adhesive, heat shields and wheel arch assembly.
The investigation revealed that the problem was focused on the mounting, adhesive, heat shields and wheel arch assembly.
Engineers at Lockheed Martin have overseen fabrication of the world's largest heat shield structure.
The shuttle successfully docked at the space station Friday amid questions about the integrity of the shuttle s heat shield tiles.
NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect a next generation of space explorers when they return from the moon.
The kit also features four bonus items: a hose clamp, PL-4 tip, PL-812 heat shield and a Viper SX solder.
The crew conducted the checkup to confirm if five pieces of the heat shield had fallen off the external fuel tank at the launch and hit Discovery's wings.
This crust is the ocean's heat shield, insulating us from the molten magna beneath us.