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Magnetic heat shield test could use Russian launcher

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posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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European researchers developing a magnetic heat shield that could augment or replace the traditional ablative materials hope to make a test flight in the next decade.

Under development by EADS Astrium, with support from German aerospace centre DLR and the European Space Agency, the magnetic field-protected vehicle will be launched from a submarine on a suborbital trajectory to land in the Russian Kamchatka region



www.flightglobal.com...


`re-entry - shields up!`


hope this works tbh - full shielding would be `tommorrows technology - today`




posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 04:23 PM
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Very interesting Harequin ~


So i suppose this will be used in conjunction with the orthodox heat shield technology - at first . A shift to total reliance on this , would be hairy ride for a human payload .


Could this technology be effected by EMP or Solar flares and the like ?

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