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The Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Daniel Kwon 16.885J Final Presentation December 6, 2005
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2 Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Outline ± Requirements and design ± TPS performance and evaluation ± New requirements ± Maintenance techniques ± New technology ± Conclusions
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3 Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System TPS requirements ± Orbiter structure temperature < 350 ° F ± Reusable for 100 missions ± Maintain integrity ± Acceptable aerodynamic surface ± Minimal weight, maintenance, and refurbishment
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4 Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Design summary: Ceramic Tiles ± High purity silicon ± ± ± Reaction cured glass (RCG) coating ± SIP ± Room Temperature Vulcanizer (RTV) ± Gap Fillers HRSI – black LRSI – white
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5 Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Design summary: RCC ± Leading edge structure system (LESS) and nose cap ± impregnated with resin polymer ± Regions of orbiter > 2300 ° F ± Operational temp. of -200 to 3000 ° F ± LESS consists of 22 RCC panels ± RCC parts form a hollow shell Æ internal radiation
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6 Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Performance Summary
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