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* A smaller-scale inflatable heat shield was successfully tested by NASA in 2009 [http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/irve.html#.Vxt04DB97IU], while a larger one is expected to be tested in 2022 [https://www.nasa.gov/feature/langley/nasa-inflatable-heat-shield-technology-performs-under-pressure].
 
* It appears to be able to float on Kerbin's water without flipping.
 
* It appears to be able to float on Kerbin's water without flipping.
  

Latest revision as of 03:15, 31 January 2021

Heat Shield (10m)
Part image
Heat shield by
O.M.B. Demolition Enterprises

Radial size Large
Cost (total) 2 400.00 Funds
Mass (total) 1.50 t
Drag 0.1
Max. Temp. 3500 K
Volume  ?
Impact Tolerance 9 m/s
Research Heavy landing.png Heavy Landing
Unlock cost 6 400 Funds
Since version 1.1
Part configuration HeatShield.cfg
Testing Environments
On the surface Yes
In the ocean Yes
On the launchpad Yes
In the atmosphere Yes
Sub orbital No
In an orbit No
On an escape No
Docked No
Test by staging No
Manually testable Yes
The heat shield from several angles.

Unlike other heat shields, the Heat Shield (10m) uses a large inflated surface instead of ablator to slow down the spacecraft to which it is attached, while passing through an atmosphere.

When inflated, the shield has a diameter of 10m but is 2.5m in diameter in its uninflated state.

Once deployed, it can not be deflated.

Product description

Based on the design of a child's toy, this heat shield uses a set of inflatable rings covered with a thermal blanket to provide a generous 10-meter heat shield for reentry and deceleration and the aerodynamic qualities of an untethered bouncy castle.

O.M.B. Demolition Enterprises

Trivia

  • A smaller-scale inflatable heat shield was successfully tested by NASA in 2009 [1], while a larger one is expected to be tested in 2022 [2].
  • It appears to be able to float on Kerbin's water without flipping.

Changes

1.2
  • Moved from Aero to Thermal
  • Added ModuleLiftingSurface
1.1
  • Initial release