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Conformal Ablative TPS (CA-TPS)

Completed Technology Project

Project Introduction

Conformal Ablative TPS

CA-TPS is enabling small businesses and universities with low cost access to space by using off-the-shelf broad goods and transferring the processing technology for a light weight TPS. Use of CA-TPS materials will allow future missions to Mars, Venus and Outer Planets to save both mass and cost.

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Project Duration

Technology Maturity (TRL)

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