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Thermal Protection System

KSLV Thermal Insulation Design & Development KUH Cowling Door Insulation  /  Thermal Insulation

KSLV that enter a planetary atmosphere like the Space Shuttle Orbiter require the use of a thermal protection system (TPS) to protect them from aerodynamic heating.

The aerodynamic heating is generated at the surface of an entering object due to the combination of compression and surface friction of the atmospheric gas.

The vehicle's configuration and entry trajectory in combination with the type of thermal protection system used define the temperature distribution on the vehicle.

GV Engineering offers various types of material TPS system based on the use of surface materials with a high temperature capability in combination with an underlying thermal insulation to inhibit the conduction of heat to the interior of the vehicle.