British startup Space Forge has developed a reusable heat shield for rockets. Unlike modern heat shields, it does not burn up on re-entry. Using such screens will save money on launches.
A reusable heat shield for rockets has been developed – it does not burn out when entering the atmosphereKirill Bilyk
The UK has developed a reusable heat shield for missiles, writes Universe Today.
A feature of the development of the British startup Space Forge is that the shield does not burn out when entering the atmosphere, as happens with modern heat shields. In the nose fairing of the rocket, the Pridwen shield is in a folded state, and when re-entering the atmosphere, it unfolds.
Space Forge will test the shield at the launch of its own ForgeStar ship. The startup hopes that their development will reduce the cost of launching rockets and encourage the development of industrial production in space.
Space Forge raised $10.2 million in a seed round in December 2021 from SpaceFund, Type One Ventures and World Fund, according to Crunchbase.
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