Using Carbon Fibers in Hypersonic Vehicle Thermal Protection Systems (TPSs)
This drawing shows the Orion spacecraft passing through Earth's atmosphere. Orion's thermal protection system must protect the capsule from extreme heat (image credit: NASA).

Posted on March 6, 2023 | Completed on February 3, 2022 | By: Doyle T. Motes III, Richard Piner, Travis J. Kneen

Who is researching the use of high-conductivity carbon fibers for TPSs on hypersonic vehicles, and what are their major findings?

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