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Spacecraft Thermal Protection

Re-entry modeling by UK Engineering, Gas Surface Interactions Lab

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) image of carbon preform (x250), a material used in the fabrication of low density albatross for the heat-shields of hypersonic vehicles. Credits: Panerai, F., Martin, A., Gariepy Strobl, B., Labelle Joly, G., and Mansour, N. N.,

UK HEATSHIELD AND RE-ENTRY RESEARCH

UK Engineering KRUPS Spacecraft
First Mission: KUDOS


University of Kentucky's Spacecraft Thermal Protection Systems (Heatshields) and Atmospheric Re-entry Research:

UK Gas Surface Interactions Lab
UK Mechanical Engineering Department

NASA Awards UK Researcher Early Stage Innovations Grant
NASA Awards UK's Martin for Orion Heat Shield Research
UK Postdoctoral Scholar Contributes to Europe's Experimental Spaceplane