Flexible Thermal Protection System Materials

NASA calls the inflatable spacecraft technology "Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator," or HIAD for short (Source: NASA/https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/466x248/public/images/634511main_hiad-tps_full.jpg?itok=BNweGwD5).

Posted on May 28, 2020 | Completed on May 21, 2020 | By: Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC)

What types of flexible hypersonic thermal protective materials have been researched and are available that are capable of surviving high-temperature, high-Mach environments to enable variable geometry hypersonic aircraft?

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