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Heat Shield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET)

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Heat Shield for Extreme Entry Environment Technology (HEEET)
HEEET is developing an efficient and innovative Thermal Protection System that can protect science payloads during entry where the heating is 2 orders of magnitude higher than for Space Shuttle or Mars missions. The ablative thermal protection system as already been recommended for use by SMD in Discovery AO and will enable missions to Saturn, Venus and the Outer Planets. More »

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