Heat Shield (10m)

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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
Impact Tolerance 9 m/s
Research Heavy landing.png Heavy Landing
Unlock cost 6 400 Funds
Since version 1.1
Part configuration InflatableHeatShield
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 its 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

Trivia

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

Changes

1.1
  • Initial release