heat shield

heat shield
noun a device or coating for protection from excessive heat, in particular an outer covering on a spacecraft to protect it from the heat generated during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere.

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  • Heat shield — A heat shield is a protective layer on a spacecraft or ballistic missile that is designed to protect it from the high temperature of atmospheric entry, on a body with an atmosphere, such as Earth, Mars and Venus. ee also*Atmospheric reentry …   Wikipedia

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  • Heat Shield Rock — photographié par le rover Opportunity Heat Shield Rock est une météorite ferreuse découverte sur Mars par le rover Opportunity de la mission Mars Exploration Rover le 6 janvier 2005. La météorite a été officiellement nommé Meridiani Planum par la …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Heat Shield Rock — MarsGeo name=Heat Shield Rock caption=Heat shield, with Heat Shield Rock just above and to the left in the background (click to enlarge) type=Rock latitude=1.9 N or S=S longitude=354.5 E or W=EHeat Shield Rock is a basketball sized iron nickel… …   Wikipedia

  • heat shield — /ˈhit shild/ (say heet sheeld) noun 1. a device which protects workers or equipment from heat. 2. the coating that protects a spacecraft from excessive heat on re entry into the earth s atmosphere …  

  • heat shield — noun Date: 1962 a barrier of ablative material to protect a space capsule from heat on its entry into an atmosphere …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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