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Aerospace Research & Workforce

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.,