Heat Shield (10m)

From Kerbal Space Program Wiki
Revision as of 09:44, 27 April 2016 by NWM (talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub. You can help KSP Wiki by expanding it.
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

The Heat Shield (10m) was introduced in version 1.1. Unlike other heat shields, the 10m heat shield uses a large inflated surface instead of ablator to slow down the space craft to which it is attached.
When inflated, the shield has a diameter of 10m, but is 2.5m in diameter in it's uninflated state.
It costs 2400 Funds and weighs 1.5 tons. has a maximum temperature of 3,500 Kelvin. It also has an impact tolerance of 9 m/s.

Product description

Based on the design of a child's toy, this heat shield uses a set of inflable 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


  • A smaller scale inflatable heat shield was successfully tested by NASA in 2009.[1]


  • Initial release